beyond this point is an exploratory collaboration seeking to investigate resonances and intersections across several practices including theater, movement, media/film, non-traditional musical forms, sculpture, text, and installations both static and performative.  

The collaboration aims to engage diverse audiences on multiple levels through its exploration of resonances between artistic mediums with a goal of developing a platform in which to create works that are intrinsically coalesced along these resonances from their point of inception.

Company

John Corkill

John Corkill

founder/co-artistic director/percussion

Percussionist, John Corkill, is a passionate advocate for the development, process, and creation of new artistic works that provide accessibility to the public at large.  He is currently serving as the percussionist for the University of Chicago’s Grossman Ensemble, an ensemble-in-residence at the University’s Center for Contemporary Composition.  Recently, John has joined Clocks in Motion, a percussion quartet dedicated to building upon the body of percussion repertoire through commissioning and workshopping new chamber percussion works.

In similar capacities, he has collaborated with groups such as Third Coast Percussion, Eighth Blackbird, and Ensemble Dal Niente.  He has also appeared on the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW Series as well as the Chamber Music Northwest, Norfolk, and Yellow Barn Festivals.  Recently, John finished his tenure as the curator for Fulcrum Point New Project’s Discoveries and Aux In concert series that promote meaningful conversations and inquiry between composers, performers, and listeners.

Originally trained in the realm of orchestral percussion, John has performed with ensembles such as the Milwaukee Symphony, Elgin Symphony, and NOVUS Orchestra.  He has also had the privilege of working with many of today’s leading musicians including conductors Marin Alsop, Peter Oundjian, Matthias Pintscher, and Reinbert de Leeuw; composers, Krzysztof Penderecki, Oliver Knussen, David Lang, Augusta Read Thomas, Aaron Jay Kernis, Sam Pluta, Christopher Cerrone, Samuel Adams, and Seung-Won Oh. 

John currently serves as the Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Chicago as well as the Percussion Ensemble Director at Loyola University.  John received his Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University where he graduated cum laude and Master of Music Degree from the Yale University School of Music. His teachers include Robert van Sice, Michael Burritt, and James Ross. 

Adam Rosenblatt

co-artistic director/percussion

Chicago-based percussionist and performer Adam Rosenblatt has a penchant for finding interesting and uncommon ways to present and perform contemporary music. He has a keen interest in growing an interdisciplinary performance practice, believing that a mix of media and art forms can speak directly and powerfully to our current context.

Adam’s variegated skillset has brought him to perform in venues and festivals throughout the US and Europe, from Bang On a Can’s “LOUD Weekend” at MassMoCA with experimental rock group Horse Lords, to a solo performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, to the Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, to the Big Bang festival for children at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Peabody Conservatory and a Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music, both under the tutelage of Robert van Sice. Through grants from the Flemish Government, the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund, and the Belgian American Education Foundation, Adam performed and studied contemporary chamber music with the Ictus and Spectra Ensembles in Belgium as part of their Advanced Masters academy program. He currently serves as percussion faculty at Valparaiso University.

Events

Reclaimed Timber - New Music Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

Nevermore Park :: Home of Flyboy 949 West 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
United States
(312) 278-3018

New Music Chicago Presents Reclaimed Timber via live stream.

Reclaimed Timber - Ear Taxi Festival

Chicago, IL, United States

ReBuilding Exchange 1740 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
United States
(773) 252-2234

In conjunction with the Ear Taxi Festival, Beyond This Point presents Reclaimed Timber at the Chicago Rebuilding Exchange.

Reclaimed Timber - Nights Out in the Park

Chicago, IL, United States

Ping Tom Memorial Park 1700 South Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
(312) 225-3121

Beyond This Point presents Reclaimed Timber through Nights Out in the Park

Contact Us

Beyond This Point Performing Arts
4045 N. Rockwell St. Unit 208
Chicago, IL 60618

info@beyondthispoint.org

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