August 2015

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Jun
15
FLORASONIC: Haptic: 'Abeyance' >
June 15, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Daily, 9-5pm    Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 Stockton Drive
What you'll hear in the Fern Room is Abeyance by Haptic (Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg). Originally recorded in 2013, Abeyance has been reconfigured into a surround-sound installation that explores issues of spatial scale, temporal stasis, and the limits of awareness. Recordings of empty rooms—their near-silences magnified to reveal a hidden profusion of detail—are overlaid with one another and interwoven with the ambient sounds of the Fern Room to create a composition that, like the shifting light and atmosphere over the course of a day, unfolds almost imperceptibly in time. Subtle traces of electronics and distant piano melodies evoke indistinct presences and palpable absences.

Aug
1
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours >
August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explore their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former the speaker itself and the latter the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Adu Dhabi.

Aug
3
OPTION: Nate Wooley >
August 3, 2015
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Nate Wooley performs acoustic and amplified feedback solo improvisations, followed by a conversation with Ken Vandermark.

Aug
8
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours >
August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explore their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former the speaker itself and the latter the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Adu Dhabi.


SUMMERSONIC: Dead Rider / Spires That in the Sunset Rise / Bruce Lamont >
August 8, 2015
Party at 3; music at 4.    Experimental Sound Studio
Twisted rockers Dead Rider, mystical enchantresses Spires That in the Sunset Rise, and metal saxophonist Bruce Lamont play in the garden at SUMMERSONIC 2015.

Aug
10
OPTION: Jen Clare Paulson: 'Design Lessons from Nature' >
August 10, 2015
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Violist Jen Clare Paulson leads an evening of compositions and improvisation based on concepts related to landscape and natural processes. She will be joined by Anton Hatwich (bass), Jonathan Kirk (trombone, electronics) and Kevin Peto (bass clarinet).

Aug
15
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours >
August 15, 2015 - August 16, 2015
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explore their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former the speaker itself and the latter the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Adu Dhabi.


SUMMERSONIC: Ryley Walker / The Singleman Affair / Weatherman >
August 15, 2015
Party at 3; music at 4.    Experimental Sound Studio
Retro folk songwriter Ryley Walker, psychedelic rockers The Singleman Affair, and pop trio Weatherman play in the garden at SUMMERSONIC 2015.


Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - exhibit tour with Erin Toale >
August 15, 2015
2pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
Please join us for a tour of Soft Power with exhibition curator Erin Toale. Soft power is a form of diplomacy characterized by enticement over antagonism that frequently manifests in the dissemination of music or visual arts and related cultural gestures. Political scientist Joseph Nye, who coined the term, describes it as “the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments [which] arises from the attractiveness of a country’s culture, political ideals, and policies.” In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explored their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former on the speaker itself and the latter on the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Abu Dhabi.

Aug
17
OPTION: Dave Rempis / Edward Wilkerson Jr. >
August 17, 2015
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Wilkerson will premier improvised and composed work for saxophone and clarinet.

Dave Rempis performs a solo set, and then joins Ed Wilkerson for a first time collaboration.

Aug
22
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours >
August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explore their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former the speaker itself and the latter the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Adu Dhabi.


SUMMERSONIC: Spirit Writing / Toupée / Moon Bros. >
August 22, 2015
Party at 3; music at 4.    Experimental Sound Studio
A new collaboration between Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir) and Jaime Fennelly (Mind over Mirrors) premieres in the garden, with support from post-punkers Toupée and Matthew Schneider's Moon Bros. project, at SUMMERSONIC 2015.

Aug
24
OPTION: Silvia Bolognesi w/ Avreeayl Ra >
August 24, 2015
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Silvia Bolognesi (contrabass) will perform solo and in duo with Avreeayl Ra.

Aug
29
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours >
August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015
1-5pm    Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio
In this exhibition, Jonny Farrow and Milad Mozari explore their shared interest in sound as a means of communication and political force while considering audible soft powers. They meditate on two vehicles of transmission; the former the speaker itself and the latter the sound which is being transmitted. Both work intimately in dialogue with their respective regional culture; Mozari currently resides in Chicago and Farrow in Adu Dhabi.

Aug
30
KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice >
August 30, 2015
4pm    Black Cinema House (7200 S Kimbark Ave.)
Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists were selected based on their substantive and exemplary artistic accomplishments to date, their commitment to risk-taking exploratory approaches to sound and music, their long-standing experience in collaboration, and their interest in integrating their various sonic approaches with moving image.

Aug
31
OPTION: Jason Adasiewicz / Ron Gordon >
August 31, 2015
Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30    Experimental Sound Studio
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone) performs solo.

Photographer Ron Gordon presents his work documenting the Chicago urban landscape.
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Jun
15
FLORASONIC: Haptic: 'Abeyance'
Jun 15, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Aug
29
Farrow/Mozari: 'Soft Power' - gallery hours
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Aug
30
KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice
Aug 30, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
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