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Mar
13
FLORASONIC: Tim Daisy: 'The Glass House' >
March 13, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Daily, 9-5pm    Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 Stockton Drive
What you'll hear in the Fern Room is The Glass House by Chicago composer and percussionist Tim Daisy. The composition reflects various aspects of the structure of the building itself. It is recorded in four sections that play simultaneously, each supporting the other, much like the metal ribs of the four corners of the Fern Room support the overall structure. These musical sections are of different lengths, so they continuously mix and remix in surprising and unpredictable ways. The instruments, including vibraphone, cymbals, radio and turntables, recall both the materials of the building and its location in an increasingly technologized environment. The Glass House explores the sounds hidden within the Conservatory’s architecture and acknowledges its function as an urban home for botanical diversity.

Apr
30
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - gallery hours >
April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Fourth Horizon is a meditation on living in a city with water as a constant eastern horizon. Inspired by a theater stage constructed over water and an early commercial radio broadcast of a telepathy experiment, the exhibition explores the relation between the built and natural environments—and the spaces for imagination, connection, and alienation in daily urban life. Fourth Horizon incorporates sculpture, video, text, and sound into a process-based installation that meets Chicago at the shore of Lake Michigan.

May
2
OPTION: Jim Becker / Joe Adamik >
May 2, 2016
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Chicago based musician and composer Jim Becker performs solo as well as duo with drummer and composer Joe Adamik.

May
6
OUTER EAR: Spektral Quartet >
May 6, 2016
Doors at 7:30 / Music at 8:00pm    Experimental Sound Studio (5925 N Ravenswood)
Since its inception, the Spektral Quartet has sought out the discourse between the great works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week. Creating connections across centuries, the group further invites its listeners in with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

May
7
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - gallery hours >
May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Fourth Horizon is a meditation on living in a city with water as a constant eastern horizon. Inspired by a theater stage constructed over water and an early commercial radio broadcast of a telepathy experiment, the exhibition explores the relation between the built and natural environments—and the spaces for imagination, connection, and alienation in daily urban life. Fourth Horizon incorporates sculpture, video, text, and sound into a process-based installation that meets Chicago at the shore of Lake Michigan.

May
8
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - Bodies of the City >
May 8, 2016
3-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
A cross between karaoke and guided meditation, this program invites audience members to form a virtual chorus, performing a pair of text readings live in the studio, which will be layered electronically into a mass broadcast.

May
9
OPTION: Eve Risser / Jason Roebke >
May 9, 2016
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Paris-based pianist and flutist Eve Risser performs improvises solo and duo with Chicago bassist and composer Jason Roebke.

May
14
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - gallery hours >
May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Fourth Horizon is a meditation on living in a city with water as a constant eastern horizon. Inspired by a theater stage constructed over water and an early commercial radio broadcast of a telepathy experiment, the exhibition explores the relation between the built and natural environments—and the spaces for imagination, connection, and alienation in daily urban life. Fourth Horizon incorporates sculpture, video, text, and sound into a process-based installation that meets Chicago at the shore of Lake Michigan.

May
15
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - Afternoon for Improvisers >
May 15, 2016
3-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Improvising musicians respond to Fourth Horizon live in the gallery. Performers will include cellist Seth Parker Woods, electronic musician Ted Gordon, percussionist Adam Vida with guitarist Tim Stine, and guitarist William Mazzarella.

May
16
OPTION: Paul Giallorenzo solo & trio >
May 16, 2016
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Paul Giallorenzo (piano, mechanical preparations, contact mics, and synthesizer) performs a solo set + a trio set with Anton Hatwich (double bass) and Julian Kirshner (percussion).

May
20
OUTER EAR: Grykes >
May 20, 2016
Doors at 7:30 / Music at 8:00pm    Experimental Sound Studio (5925 N Ravenswood)
Grykes is Shawn Decker and Mark Booth. Grykes utilizes analog modular synthesis, raw and processed field recordings, electronics, pre-­composed ambient textures, violin, guitar, and audio collage in their live performances. Their open form works have a fixed progression and structure, and a closed set of materials, but are variable in the details of live performance. Grykes is named for the unusual fissures in the limestone pavements of the Burren, Ireland that support arctic, Mediterranean, and tropical flora in the same ecosystem.

May
21
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - final gallery hours >
May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Fourth Horizon is a meditation on living in a city with water as a constant eastern horizon. Inspired by a theater stage constructed over water and an early commercial radio broadcast of a telepathy experiment, the exhibition explores the relation between the built and natural environments—and the spaces for imagination, connection, and alienation in daily urban life. Fourth Horizon incorporates sculpture, video, text, and sound into a process-based installation that meets Chicago at the shore of Lake Michigan.

May
23
OPTION: Swell / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang >
May 23, 2016
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Steve Swell (trombone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello/electronics), and Michael Zerang (drums/percussion) will perform two sets of improvised music: solos/duos/trio.

May
30
OPTION: Santos Silva / Cederberg / Baker >
May 30, 2016
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) & Toby Cederberg (bass) perform two sets of improvised music, on the joined by Jim Baker (piano) for the first set.
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Mar
13
FLORASONIC: Tim Daisy: 'The Glass House'
Mar 13, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
Apr
30
Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon' - gallery hours
Apr 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016
May
2
OPTION: Jim Becker / Joe Adamik
May 2, 2016 - May 2, 2016
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