corey smith
composer, writer, performer

performance
(solo)

The New Prairie School

Take/Cover!

The Birthday of Everyone i Know

A a aA abacus

performance
(collaborative)

We Are A LightHouse

Current Biography

THIS

Suburban Piano Quartet

Who is Luther Burbank?

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL

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THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL expands and explodes Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural theories into new mythologies of the American Midwest. Through a combination of electro-acoustic music, experimental theatre, and dance, THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL argues for a vision of the Midwest which is urban, queer, progressive, ecstatic, weird.

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL is a long term project. Components so far include:

STUDIES FOR A NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL 1-3
Video #1
Video #2
Video #3

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL at Links Hall
Performance
January 12-14, 2018.

NOTES FOR A NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL
an artbook by Match Books
a part of Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL at the Colvin House
Performance
June 2-3, 2018.
as part of the Pivot Arts Festival

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL at the Emil Bach House
Performance
TBD

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THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL
is a reclaiming and remaking of Midwestern radicalism.

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL
is writing about music, dancing about architecture.

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL
is a love song to flyover country.

THE NEW PRAIRIE SCHOOL was partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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costume piece by rebirth garments
photos by drew angle