With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.


Anthony Braxton/Richard Abrams - Both musicians work with elements of space and structure as fully tangible as the notes they play and both are on the cutting edge of modern improvization. The April 18 concert involved the duet and members of the AACM as guest performers. The concerts were supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.