was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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A Performance
Friday, September 13, 9:30pm (Promptly)

In his solo performances, Aaron Dilloway passes his voice and other acoustic sounds through a series of modified 8 track tape loops. So what? Every leave-it-to-beaver you ever knew in the early 2000’s did the same thing. Does the lasting popularity of such acts make those acts contrived or dead? We can imagine Aaron Dilloway would enjoy being told his form is dead. How liberating it might be for him, an improviser, to work in the margins with only the dead.

Though Dilloway and Wolf Eyes, the band he co-founded in 1998, were great permission givers, the population of artists that really resemble him is still zero. Dilloway left Wolf Eyes in 2005. He now lives in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records.

*As with all of our Friday the 13th events, the first ten people who arrive dressed as Jason Voorhees (full costume, not just mask, you short-cut takers) will be admitted for free. Costumes can be purchased at the following neighborhood locations: Hollywood Costumers and Lippman Co. 



I am always on the lookout for 8-track tapes. Looking for good classic hard rock titles (AC/DC, Scorpions, Lou Reed, glam rock, etc), as well as stranger titles (electronic, Yoko Ono, easy listening, organ, international, etc). Also looking for truck stop bootlegs, homemade 8-tracks, etc. I’ll pay cash or trade! Drop me a line at dilloway@hansonrecords.net if you can help out. Thanks.