October 2014

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Oct
1
Florasonic2014: Michael Zerang & Mazen Kerbaj: The Fifth Pythia of Deir el Qamar >
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
9-5pm    Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N Stockton Dr., Chicago
Since 2001, Experimental Sound Studio has been commissioning composers and artists to create sound pieces for the Fern Room through its unique Florasonic sound installation series. This year, we are revisiting some of the past projects with a nine-month retrospective. Each month, you can hear a different artist’s work enlivening the soundscape of the Fern Room.

Oct
4
Alice Hargrave: 'Untitled (expeditions)' Gallery Hours >
October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014
1-5pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Untitled (expeditions) is a series of images exploring moments on the periphery of the chaos of daily life. The work brings to the fore images of memories or reflections on the passage of time, and wanderings of not only place but mind. The photographs are an amalgam of moods, colors, and emotions—images steeped in the tones of memory, loss, and a visceral sublime. Hargrave injects the work with subjectivity through the liberal manipulation of color and color processes, investigating how fugitive photographic substrates literally color memory.

Oct
5
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Circuit Bending >
October 5, 2014
12-3pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Circuit Bending is the creative recycling of discarded consumer electronics, usually children’s toys, guitar effects units, inexpensive battery-powered musical instruments, portable CD players, etc., to create unique experimental electronic art by adding wires, knobs, and switches to control new connections within the device’s pre-existing circuitry.

Oct
11
Alice Hargrave: 'Untitled (expeditions)' Gallery Hours >
October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014
1-5pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Untitled (expeditions) is a series of images exploring moments on the periphery of the chaos of daily life. The work brings to the fore images of memories or reflections on the passage of time, and wanderings of not only place but mind. The photographs are an amalgam of moods, colors, and emotions—images steeped in the tones of memory, loss, and a visceral sublime. Hargrave injects the work with subjectivity through the liberal manipulation of color and color processes, investigating how fugitive photographic substrates literally color memory.


Myth/Science Dubcology >
October 11, 2014
Doors at 7; Music at 8    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Myth/Science Dubcology is an electro-acoustic improvised performance event that features Norman W. Long (field recordings, samples, electronics), Angel Elmore (piano, clarinet), Dan Godston (trumpet, small instruments) and AVREEAYL RA (percussion). Curated by Norman W. Long.

Oct
17
Public Collectors: 'Malachi Ritscher' - opening reception >
October 17, 2014
6-9pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Malachi Ritscher was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of Malachi Ritscher will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.

Oct
18
Miolina >
October 18, 2014
7:30PM    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
We Be Illin': NYC-based violin duo Miolina presents recent works by NYC composers Lynn Bechtold, Eve Beglarian, Dan Cooper, Melissa Grey, Jeff Myers, Milica Paranosic, and Gene Pritsker. They will be joined by Chicago-based percussionists Ian Ding and Eric Millstein in Judd Greenstein's work "ILL."


Public Collectors: 'Malachi Ritscher' - gallery hours >
October 18, 2014 - October 19, 2014
1-5pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Malachi Ritscher was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of Malachi Ritscher will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.

Oct
25
Public Collectors: 'Malachi Ritscher' - gallery hours >
October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
1-5pm    Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood
Malachi Ritscher was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of Malachi Ritscher will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.

Oct
27
Public Collectors: 'Malachi Ritscher' - panel discussion and performance >
October 27, 2014
7pm    Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Malachi Ritscher's contribution to Chicago's music community was immense and the thousands of concert recordings he made preserve the sounds of the city's free jazz, improvised, and experimental music scene from the mid-1980s until his death in 2006. His archive connects us to not only the music that was created in Chicago, but the spaces (many now closed) where it was performed and the ambience in the room each night. This discussion will consider how we can keep marginalized and obscure histories visible and audible using exhibitions, publications, liner notes, events, and performances. Panelists are Marc Fischer of the initiative Public Collectors, Grammy award-winning Jazz writer Neil Tesser, musician and promoter Dave Rempis, and historian Rebecca Zorach of the archive Never The Same. The panel will be followed by a performance by Dave Rempis and Kent Kessler.