11am to 2pm

Chris Cunningham:

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Chris came of age during the strange period of 1970s-80s musical culture and hit the ground running — directly into the maw of New York’s No Wave and punk funk scenes of the 1980s. His gig with James Chance/White and the Contortions began a 25 plus -year period of global touring and performing. His collaborations on stages and in studios with Marianne Faithfull, The Lounge Lizards, Jeff Buckley, Haiti’s Boukman Eksperyans, Turkey’s Omar Farouk, Ireland’s Katell Keineg, Susan McKeown, and Gavin Friday, The Golden Paliminos, John Zorn, Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Osborne, John Medeski, Richie Havens, and The Saqqara Dogs kept the scenery constantly changing outside the tour bus/plane/train/limo window. He has released two critically acclaimed solo albums, Stories to Play and Neverwas, and his Twin Cities groups have included Mississippi Peace, Fall of the House of Usher, Coloring Time, Ghost Exploder, Cherry Spoon Collective, Improvestra, and many others. His main repository of recorded musical content is at