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Sam Prekop

24 Mar 2007


Marfa, Texas


Opening weekend festivities for Ballroom Marfa’s exhibition, Deep Comedy culminated at Ballroom’s Liberty Hall on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 with a rare live appearance from the composer, musician, and artist Sam Prekop.

Sam Prekop is one of the architects of the influential and highly innovative Chicago underground music scene. Long known for the naturalistic alloy of jazz-inflected compositions and exotic textures that he helped pioneer with his indie-rock projects Shrimp Boat and the Sea and Cake, Prekop managed, as ever, to confound expectations with his most recent solo release, Who’s Your New Professor, an album of airy abstractions and a chiming, unusually electric aesthetic. Prekop performed at Liberty Hall with fellow Sea and Cake musician and collaborator Archer Prewitt — himself a noted presence on the Chicago scene.