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Open House Chicago 2021 community partner Access Contemporary Music hosts a panel discussion that explores the intersection of music and architecture. This program is part of Open House Chicago 2021

October 28, 2021
5:30 pm
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)


Access Contemporary Music is working on a new video series that explores the intersection of music and architecture by commissioning composers to write short pieces inspired by different landmark buildings. The series avoids a scientific approach and instead focuses on the emotional impact architecture and music both have in our lives.

The First Church of Deliverance in Bronzeville—a longtime Open House Chicago site—was designed by Walter T. Bailey, Chicago's first licensed Black architect. The church was built in a Streamline Moderne style, which is unusual for a house of worship. The result is an incredibly impactful space with a fascinating history.

Join composer Regina Baiochhi, Reverend James Bryson Jr., design writer and critic Zach Mortice and ACM Executive Director Seth Boustead for an exciting conversation about this unique space that will culminate in a sneak peak at ACM's video series.