Join us for this experimental music performance on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at Prairie Logic (the 6th floor greenspace on the parking garage, above Onelife Fitness Center and just north of Cosentino’s Downtown Market, 1217 Main Street).

Anomalous City

Mnemosyne Quartet and Zach Shemon present Anomalous City.  Their explorational sound defies expectations, adjusting the way we perceive the city-life that surrounds our everyday. Anomalous City will transport you above and beyond the sounds of the natural environment into the urban landscape of Prairie Logic as they introduce the environments of remote landscapes such as the African jungle, Australian Outback, and eventually to the future: a future where an artificially intelligent being becomes active, adding to the sound of the digitally driven modulation. This is a fantastic and incomparable experience that the whole family will enjoy! Anomalous City will feature music composed by members of Mnemosyne Quartet as well as Dr. Mara Gibson.

Mnemosyne Quartet is dedicated to heightening bystanders’ awareness of the auditory environments they interact with on a daily basis. Mnemosyne not only augments the listener’s physical environment, but also transports the listeners to remote destinations through the use of pre-recorded sound. They specialize in the creation of well-formed improvisation though the integration of old and new technologies. Mnemosyne recently performed for the opening of Adam Cvijanovic’s American Montage at the Kemper Museum of Art. Other notable performances include Analog Drift, a cross-disciplinary ArtSounds performance, and the inaugural Art in the Loop Foundation’s (AILF) 2014 Downtown Kansas City Street Art/Placemaking Pilot Project. Mnemosyne consists of Michael Miller- bass clarinet, Russell Thorpe- saxophone, Ted King-Smith- saxophone, and Eli Hougland- electronics. Mnemosyne Quartet- soundcloud- Stasis Oasis

Zachary Shemon is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Since joining the PRISM quartet in 2007 as the ensemble’s alto saxophonist, he has recorded on the Albany, innova, Naxos, New Dynamic, and New Focus labels and performed on many of the world’s leading festivals for contemporary music including the Bang on a Can Marathon, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and SONiC Festival. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, where he studied with Donald Sinta and Otis Murphy, respectively. Zachary Shemon is a Conn-Selmer artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones. As a D’Addario Woodwinds artist, he performs on Reserve reeds and aids in product research and design. Zach Shemon- Prism Quartet

Art in the Loop
This is the inaugural performance for the 2015 Art in the Loop project. Our goal is to infuse Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park and the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown employees, residents and visitors. Equally important, the project will also create an opportunity for local emerging and maturing artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.

Artists were recently selected for the 2015 project. Performances, installation dates and other events will be announced soon.  Follow us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/artintheloop and Twitter @ArtintheLoop for performance and installation updates or visit www.artintheloop.com.  For additional information contact Ann Holliday, program director, ann@downtownkc.org or Jessica Borusky, curator, jessicaborusky@gmail.com.

The 2015 Art in the Loop project is presented through the support of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, ArtsKC and our generous corporate sponsors.