The Fruit Stare

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The Fruit Stare is a Chicago-based multi-media art group founded by songwriter Christopher Salveter and composer Jefferey Thomas. The duo brought together a large ensemble of musicians, singers, actors, poets, nurses, and neighbors to create their first sonic work, “Summer Marches In” which they completed as Artists in Residence at Experimental Sound Studio in 2015. That piece has since become the first episode of The Fruit Stare Podcast-Opera (released 2019). The Fruit Stare, named after a foraging habit of orangutans, uses performance, video, and song to create a surreal story world. Season One of the Podcast-Opera and its accompanying live show, “Dr. Atop’s Journey to the Polygon of Suffering,” explores African American reparations, cult mind control, the American music industry and climate change.