Chicago Sinfonietta and DuPage Children’s Museum Present Swing Set Drum Kit


March 4th-6th, 2016

Chicago Sinfonietta and DuPage Children’s Museum are joining forces to bring West Suburban families a full weekend of rhythms, beats, art and fun! Visit the museum March 4-6 to take a spin on Chicago artist Dave Ford’s amazing Swing Set Drum Kit and make your own percussion instrument to bring to our concert on March 12th at Wentz Hall. At BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat, everyone will become a member of the Sinfonietta when the whole audience is invited to play on our big finale.

Also, don’t miss a special performance by our West-African Drumming trio featuring Chicago Sinfonietta’s principal percussionist and Education/Outreach Program Director Jeff Handley who will get you dancing, singing and playing along!

DuPage Children’s Museum

301 N Washington St

Naperville, IL 60540

This programming is free with purchase of admission to the museum. Learn more on the DuPage Children’s Museum website.

About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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