Listen to This Art on the Wall

Today, according to Pollstar, Pitchfork is launching the inaugural edition of Midwinter, a three-day music event, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The artists, including Deerhunter, Kamasi Washington, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius and Oneohtrix Point Never, will perform throughout the museum.

Some of the artists have “designed ‘soundscapes,’ unique music inspired by specific pieces in the Art Institute’s collection,” reports Pollstar. For instance, classical composer Nico Muhly’s piece “takes inspiration from two Claude Monet paintings in the museum’s ‘iconic’ Impressionist gallery, which is where he will appear.”

Even though the temperatures are low in Chicago, Adam Krefman, Senior Director, Festivals & Activations at Pitchfork, tells Pollstar that enthusiasm for live entertainment remains high: “The Chicago concert-going audience is just ready for things in the winter. They still want to go to shows.”

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