These are early works falling under the banner of Academy Records.  During this period, studio production fell into two distinct categories: 1) work that fit within the parameters of Academy Records and 2) the more individualized work of site- and context-specific one-off projects.  The themes of importance were collaboration, participation, blurring of the object, hope, and the language or text of an authoritarian voice, all of which were utilized to formulate Academy Records' flexibility for encompassing many voices. 

Swing American

Swing American

(vintage postcard image) The Exposition (in 3 parts) Taking concepts from theatre/ film, architecture, and sound, the composition will be grounded in the dramatic use of space and what the space is intended for. When the Congress Parkway (dubbed Eisenhower Expressway-1964)was completed in 1956 as an attempt to modernize the flow of traffic through the city, it changed the face of the neighborhoods it was displacing and removing. Attempts at modernization sprung up around the thoroughfare, in essence replacing one local residential group (old boss) with another (new boss). 1240 West Harrison Street, Gallery 400, being in proximity(physically, historically, and conceptually) of the Eisenhower Expressway reflects this action in its structure (modern as opposed to classical architecture) and in its "new" (re-appropriation of structure) mission. An open composition, The Exposition consists of an overture, theme, and reprise created in two rhythmic, tonal ranges. This intro piece serves as a pre-lude The thematic motifs of the piece will be based on America the Beautiful and the Rice A Roni Jingle. 2004.

Cornucopia Raffle

Cornucopia Raffle

Included in Miracle Edition artist book collection. The Cornucopia was a raffle and the five winning numbers received an Academy Records Care Package. The winning number was invited to Dinner on Halloween night at Academy HQ as well as receiving a T Shirt and a CD of the Academy Records Audio Archive.

The H.A.P.P.I. Card Events

The H.A.P.P.I. Card Events

Event announcement card with perforated membership card and bookmark. Series of 4 community based events in and around chicago summer 2001. Participants once completing their community act would receive an Academy Records Stamp of Approval thusly making them card carrying members of the community. 2002. w/ Andy Hall

Rock Lunch 2

Rock Lunch 2

Lunchtime concert series provided by Academy Records Chicago 2000 w/ Andy Hall and Chris Patch

Rock Lunch 1

Rock Lunch 1

lunchtime concert series provided by Academy Records. Chicago 2000

the Low Din A-Z

the Low Din A-Z

Adam Leech being by Andy Hall asked to describe some photographs of an event he did not see originally. Section I in a series that included 26 reworkings of the earlier Low Din project by Hall and Lacy. included in the exhibition Toys. Organized by Anne Cypcar at Monk Parakeet (Experimental Station) Chicago. 2000.

the lowdin

the lowdin

Performance Roger Brown House 2000 w/ Andy Hall. Participants included Stu Godfrey, Kurt Messerle, Ben Butler, Doug Fogelson, and Jack Huang

Suite: Monty Cantsin

Suite: Monty Cantsin

Cassette release edition of 3. 2000 w/ Andy Hall 1 copy for Simon Anderson 1 copy for Andy Hall 1 copy for Steve Lacy

Sub-Atomica: Gladonia Superangel

Sub-Atomica: Gladonia Superangel

7 inch e.p vinyl record with letterpress and silkscreen covers. edition of 100 w/ Chris Vorhees & Scott Paten

The Auto-Motivational

The Auto-Motivational

Self Help Cassette Tape. edition of 100. 1999.