poet and DJ Samuel Ave in front of a sound board

Samuel Ace

@Salon will host the series @Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 curated by trans poet and sound artist Samuel Ace. 

Available every Tuesday through June 30, the @Salon: Queer Sound 2020 can be found here.   

With technological advances, sound as a discreet art form has significantly expanded and evolved to reflect the diverse contemporary cultures of artists and their communities. The poets and performers featured in the @Salon Queer Sound 2020 showcase use sound, not only as an accompaniment to language, but to create works where music, sound, and language form an integrated whole. Each event will feature showcase contributors in conversation and performance. Hear samples of performances.

Throughout the month, featured sound artists include:
June 2: Shayla Lawson, Urayoán Noel 

June 9: Ching-In Chen, Ian Hatcher, and micha cárdenas 

June 16: Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Ronaldo V. Wilson 

June 23: Jai Dulani, Rosy Thowtho, Tanner Menard, and Andrew Weathers 

June 30: Andrea Abi-Karam, Caroline Bergvall, and Serena Chopra 

Find more information on the event.  

This year’s program is supported by Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Illinois State University’s own innovative international literary/scholarly journal of African diaspora arts and letters. @Salon is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Creative Writing Program and Department of English. Co-sponsors include ISU’s Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the ISU LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute.