Dr. Lawrence Atop's Journey to The Polygon of Suffering featuring The Fruit Stare Band

Dr. Lawrence Atop's Journey to The Polygon of Suffering featuring The Fruit Stare Band

Fri, April 14, 2017

6:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5.00

Dr. Lawrence Atop's Journey to The Polygon of Suffering featuring The Fruit Stare Band
Dr. Lawrence Atop's Journey to The Polygon of Suffering featuring The Fruit Stare Band
The Fruit Stare is a musical and performance art group from Chicago named after a foraging habit of orangutans. Composer Jefferey Thomas and songwriter Christopher Salveter founded the group in 2015 after conceptualizing a large-scale reinterpretation of Gustav Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. Through narrative, new music, and multimedia the group will reinterpret the symphony’s six movements in a modern, post-Trump American context.

They began with the first movement, Summer Marches In, which resulted in an experimental radio opera created as part of the 2015 Artist Residency Program at Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio. In the fall of 2016, the group transformed The Hideout into weekly faux tent revivals called "Doctor Atop's Journey to the Polygon of Suffering (Parts I- VIII)."

This Spring, The Fruit Stare returns to The Hideout to present works-in-progress.

The Fruit Stare features Jim Cooper of Detholz! & Baby Teeth, Courtney Mora of In Masks, Dave Smith of Mucca Pazza, Nick Broste of Mucca Pazza & Magical Beautiful, Jamie Levinson of White Rabbits and Watchers, Holly Stevens and Courtney Glascoe of My Damn Butterfly, and Kent Lambert of Roommate.

Join Doctor Lawrence Atop and The Fruit Stare Band on Wednesdays at The Hideout for an eight-week journey to The Polygon of Suffering™; a hexagonal monolith that towers over a barren wasteland in the sixth dimension, emitting a mist of men’s body spray every fifteen minutes. Doctor Atop will guide you through his shellfish- induced near death experience and walk you along the polygon’s perimeter while transmitting his sacred wisdom, grave warnings, and deep knowledge of the human experience.
Dr. Lawrence Atop (formerly Lawrence Untar) is a self-described shamanic entrepreneur. Atop’s mission is to deconstruct The Polygon of Suffering™ which exists not only in the sixth dimension but is also embedded deep within the human psyche. He is also the creator of Atop Brand Wellness Products™ which offers a wide range of “tools for the deconstruction™” including designer turmeric coveralls and prostate massagers. In his most previous life, he was head of marketing for Polydactyly Records, one of the four media conglomerates that control music distribution for the entire world. A few bad oysters ingested at an afterparty set the course for a transformative journey that will be revealed to the public for the first time this Fall.

The Fruit Stare Band features members of Mucca Pazza, Detholz!, Judson Claiborne, Bobby Conn, and White Rabbits.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com