2112 Inc. and ChicagoMusic.org will host a reception on the opening night of PIGFACE 25. Workshops, guided tours, presentations, gallery talks, popup shops and performances are scheduled throughout the exhibit.
Further cause for celebration is the fifth anniversary of the SAE Chicago Music Business Culminating Project, which prompts graduating students to collide with the real world head-on, handson.
The installation is open the public Thursdays 4pm 6pm, Saturdays 11am 4pm and by appointment beginning April 1 through May 5. The opening reception is March 31st at 6pm.
2112 Inc. is located at:
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
(Pigface group photo by: Frank White / Design by: JC)
Pigface is an industrial music collective conceived during Ministry ‘s 1989-1990
“ The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste ” tour, Atkins , along with then Ministry drummer Bill Rieflin , came up with the idea. For each Pigface album, Atkins would assemble a new lineup reflecting the anarchistic ideals of the original punk rock bands of the mid70s.
Since its inception, Pigface has included over 300 musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Michael Gira (Swans), LoLo, Shonen Knife, Alex Patterson (Orb), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Paul Raven (Killing Joke), Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks), Curse Mackey, Andrew Weiss, Chris Haskett (Rollins Band) and many, many more.
About PIGFACE 25’s presenting partners
2112 Inc is Chicago’s first business incubator focused on the development of entrepreneurs in music, film/video and creative industry focused technologies. Through community, educational opportunities and access to capital, 2112 Inc. creates a truly fertile ground for the professional development and acceleration of its members.
Martin Atkins sets the standard for entrepreneurs of cultural arts endeavors, as his 30+ years in the music business span across genres, borders and industries. Member of Public Image Ltd. and Killing Joke, Atkins founded industrial supergroup Pigface, as well as The Damage Manual and Murder Inc., and he has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). Additionally, he is the author of “Tour:Smart,” a syndicated blogger and chair of the music business program at SAE Chicago. Atkins is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ and father of four.
Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that Martin Atkins will be in the middle of it. SAE Institute Chicago is a global provider of creative media education with over 50 campuses in 27 countries. The Music Business Associates Degree program gives students a hands-on education, and immerses fourth semester students in challenging real world opportunities.
ChicagoMusic.org seeks to support and unify the music industry in Chicago by creating a network of industry professionals who value creativity in their work and share a passion for the diverse musical culture of our city.
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