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Pt.fwd to feature new works by Lia Kohl and Macie Steward in February

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Pt.fwd to feature new works by Lia Kohl and Macie Steward in February

Pt.fwd to feature new works by Lia Kohl and Macie Steward in February

Bloomington, IL- The Museum is pleased to partner once again with pt.fwd, a non-profit that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances featuring new work by local and regional artists in Bloomington-Normal. The first performance for 2022 will feature Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart. The live, free, in-person performance with Kohl will take place on Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum. Registration is required and attendance is limited to 40 people. Please visit our website to register to participate in this program.

Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart are a Chicago-based duo creating freely improvised music that explores rich harmonies, timbres, and textures. Starting from the quartet of their two voices, cello, and violin, the duo’s varied sound centers curiosity and an uncanny receptivity to each other. They have recorded two albums, Pocket Full of Bees (2019) and Recipe for a Boiled Egg (2020), both on Astral Spirits. Downbeat magazine calls their music “more filling than a four-course meal”. Macie Stewart and Lia Kohl’s recent duo performances are site-specific works exploring acoustics, distance, and playful interaction with new environments. Over the course of several years, the duo is creating a series of pieces performed in various locations throughout the Midwest, testing the elasticity of their intuitive connection and finding new ways to interact with and react to their environments, whether lakeside lighthouses, bridges under a highway, or cavernous buildings.

You can hear Stewart and Kohl’s music here: Covid 19 Attendance Policy for Indoor Music Performance For this partner program, all in-person attendees of this musical performance must show proof of either full vaccination—OR—a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours prior to entry. Patrons will be asked to show their valid vaccination card or test result (photocopies or digital copies on your phone are permissible) alongside a government-issued ID (to confirm identity) when they arrive at the door. Types of “negative” COVID-19 testing allowed include: Rapid “Shield” tests, PCR tests, or Over-The-Counter Antigen tests. All patrons will be required to wear a facial covering over both the nose and mouth for the duration of the performance regardless of vaccination status, per Illinois State mandates and current CDC guidelines.

The Museum continues to monitor the conditions that surround the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how these conditions will impact our ability to hold future in-person programs. As long as current health and safety guidelines from the CDC and State of Illinois allow for in-person programming at that time, we plan to host this program in-person at the Museum. Visit for updates on this and other upcoming programs. For more information, please contact the Education Department at or 309-827-0428.

McLean County Museum of History
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Sat, 26 Feb 2022

Artist Group Info

Lia Kohl and Macie Steward

McLean County Museum of History

200 North Main Street
Bloomigton, Illinois 61701