The Augmented Fifth – 4/15/2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Issue 24
And you thought that a concert day would keep me from writing the blog. Shame on you! I know some of you missed Degenerate Art today, but don’t fret! We will be certain to see you when we perform it again on April 29. Right? Right.
Academy for Global Citizenship
Degenerate Art – written by Eric Heidbreder
I’ve been communicating back and forth with Keath Sodapop and Che for the past few months. We’ve been bouncing creative ideas and logistics ideas (which are still creative!) off each other and really grinding away to think about what was going to make “Degenerate Art” a successful show. One thing I appreciate about Keath’s process of designing the artwork for this show is how every symbol on the canvas has a purpose and interacts with the other elements of the painting.
I went into this project having a general idea of what Degenerate Art was, historically, but our partners at the ACLU, Holocaust Community Services, Deborah’s Place, CMK, University of Chicago, Unsilenced, Artists at Risk, and The Guild Literary Complex were the ones that really told the story of what that means today.
After all the work it’s taken to put this show together, it’s time to make my own art: pepperoni pizza. But I’ll arrange all the pepperonis into a smiley face. There’s still one more performance of this on the 29th of April at the Spertus Institute. Hope to see you there!
WHERE IN THE FIFTH IS UNCLE TRAVELING MATT?
From the journal of Uncle Traveling Matt:
“This week brought Fifth House to Edgewood Middle School to teach some younglings about characters in the story of ‘Luna de Cuernos’. Our wonderful Danny Cohen wasn’t with us so I was put in charge of running the projections. I dare say that I did a decent job.”
RANDOM MUSIC WE’RE DIGGING THIS WEEK
Busy weeks call for a little bit of internet nostalgia.
Degenerate Art was a huge success! Thank you to all of our collaborators for making it a show to remember!
Journey LIVE in San Jose was wonderful as well and it gave everyone in Fifth House a little bit of sun. Check out my wicked tan!
Our Spring residency at Teen Living Programs starts this week and Deuce and Grace can’t wait to get started on some song writing!
At the time of writing this, everyone is still standing a functional. Stay tuned for info on which one of us looses our minds first!
Charlene, Herine, Danny, and Parker ate delicious donuts from Stan’s Donuts (no, not that one) in San Jose.
Grant season continues and Melissa just can’t get enough. Keep on truckin
Lillian had to hold hands with her seat neighbor on her flight because of the turbulence. Fifth House Ensemble: making friends where ever we go!
Charlene also made friends on the plane but both times it was old men who wanted help with their electronics.
Lillian played her last Journey show this past week. We’ll miss you!!
Danny put forth extraordinary effort to explain a multiple person reservation to the front desk lady at the hotel.
THIS WEEK IN HAIKU
No, we’re not tired,
Meeting Alash Ensemble,
Can’t wait to throat sing!
Metaphors about staying focused when you’re life is crazy.
You can breathe underwater, but only once.
SIGNS WE SAW ON TOUR
Pretty aggressive for hotel breakfast
Somebody must’ve been too excited to go through TSA Pre-Check………………………………
Poke Bowl (of course, with Flammin Hot Cheetos)
San Jose, CA
Guiding some students in drawing a setting for our Luna de Cuernos characters!
Keeping us afloat as always! Where would we be without you?