February 17 Now Jazzed 1 – Contemporary Jazz and Improvisation Night at Resistor

Friday , February 17 9:00 PM 11:55 PM

Sorry, No Pike: Lilianna Wosko (cello), Christopher Preissing (flute, percussion, electronics), and Eric Leonardson (Springboard) perform at Resistor Chicago. Headlining this new jazz series, “…focusing on in-the-moment improvisation and free jazz sonic manifestations, as well as live experimental music related to the jazz paradigm.”

5053 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago IL 60625
www.resistorchicago.com

BYOB event, $7 suggested donation

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September 7, Nature on Tap! The Sounds of Summer: Music of the Night

Nature on Tap

Join me for a soundwalk exploring our summer soundscape at night at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, for Nature on Tap! Fellow Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) members and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) students will perform their nature-inspired music.

6-9:00 PM Wednesday, September 7

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology members and local musicians KG Price (percussion), Jen Hill (cello), Frank Harrer (invented instruments), and Christopher Preissing (flute) will engage you in their nature inspired music.

This month’s theme: The Sounds of Summer: Music of the Night

This event, one of the monthly Nature on Tap series, is a chance to explore the museum kids free. Stroll through the exhibits, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, with a craft beer or a glass of wine. Bring your friends and enter the trivia competition or play board games while you listen to live music. Meet some of our resident animals at a live critter connection.

 

ACTIVATE SUS, June 9

NON:op SUSNONop-logoWhat: Performing (Springboard) with Greg O’Drobinak (Arc of the Oven) and Christopher Preissing (Junk Box); a part of SUS: the long thin wire in the Loop! and Thunder by NON:op.
Featuring Harrah Friedlander, voice; Lia Kohl, cello; Sara Morrow, viola; Min Park, violin; Jessica Cornish, long wires; Hannaniah Whitley, long wires; Bethany Younge, long wires; Christopher Preissing, technical director; KG Price, assistant technician & sound; Eric Leonardson, sound; Nomi Frank, sound assistant; and, Deirdre Harrison, direction. Admission free. RSVP ACTIVATE HEAR for 1 free drink.

When: June 9, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Thursday

Where: Sullivan Center Alley 16 East Monroe between State Street and Wabash Street, across the street from The Palmer House Hotel.
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Balance-Unbalance 2015: Water, Climate and Place, Reimagining Environments

cropped-bal-unbal1On March 25–26, I am participating in the pre-conference acoustic ecology workshop and overnight field trip to the Beaver Creek Biosphere Reserve, organized by the American Society for Acoustic Ecology. On March 27–29, I am honored to lead and present these panels and papers in the spectacular conference, Balance-Unbalance 2015: Water, Climate and Place, Reimagining Environments at Arizona State University (ASU).

Eco-sensing in Higher Education Curriculum

March 28, 2015 • 3:30pm Leonardson and Andrea Polli will lead a panel entitled Eco-sensing in Higher Education Curriculum. A conversation between an international group of academic practitioners and artists about the design and delivery of interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts, engineering and architecture that engages university students with listening and other forms of environmental sensing to promote creative ways to address ecological problems. Panelists will present examples and experiences using listening, field recording, sensors, data gathering, and other ways of sensing ecosystems. Panel participants are Linda Keane (AIADO, SAIC), Leah Barclay (UNESCO Biosphere Soundscapes project), Christopher Preissing (Composer), Lindsey French (Artist, SAIC), Meredith Hoy (Art History and Theory, ASU).
Stauffer B125, 950 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
URL: http://sched.co/2GXa

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Review of “Rub” by Auris + Gino

Rub by Auris, art by Eric LeonardsonOur CD Rub by Auris with Gino Robair received a very positive review by Dave Madden. Auris is my trio with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub was released in 2013 by Public Eyesore, and is available on SquidCo.

 

Rub is a dazzling display of virtuosity. So much talent across musical chops and knowing how to use that Ivory Tower perfection to offer new music is almost criminal.” Read the whole review here in The Squid’s Ear.

24 January, Mixage Fou 80-Second Sound Competition In Festival REC

Saturday 24th 8:30 to 10:00 CET/GMT +1 at Gaîté Lyrique (Paris)

Christopher Preissing and I are honored to serve as US Coordinators of the Mixage Fou 80-Second Sound Competition. Winners will be announced today in the festival •REC http://gaite-lyrique.net/festival/rec with Phonurgia Nova, France Culture, La Seminae du Son, and Mixage Fou. Listen to the submissions at http://www.mixagefou.com/mixagefou2014/.

If you want to follow us sign on at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mixage-fou-festival-rec-event from 20.30 to follow the evening Mixage Fou Artists: Julien Belon, Roland Cahen, Collective Sound Checks, One Life Remains, Vianney Aubé, Haithem Bellil and streaming from Chicago with Eric Leonardson.

Ragdale Residency | January 2015

In January I am honored to be an artist-in-residence at Ragdale, a non-profit artists’ community in Lake Forest, Illinois. The estate includes live-in studios and a 50-acre prairie. My 25-day residency will provide time for many interests. This includes studio work, writing, class preparation, tour planning, and acoustic ecology. I will lead a public soundwalk for the World Listening Project and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology at the Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods on Sunday, January 25.

Ragdale 2015

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Different Worlds | Review of Rub

The Sound Projector bannerThe Sound Projector, the wonderful, British music magazine and radio show, posted a Rupert Loydell’s new review of “Rub,” my 2013 CD with Auris and Gino Robair.

Auris is my trio formed in 2007 with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub is available as a joint label on Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas.
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February 5, Concert With CPA Trio at Beat Kitchen

CPA Trio logo8:00pm Wednesday, February 5
Beat Kitchen
(Upstairs)
2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618
(773) 281-4444

I will be a special guest performing with the CPA Trio, an improvised music group consisting of Christopher Preissing (flute, percussion), Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin), Albert Wildeman (bass).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/495597550551316/

Listen to the CPA Trio on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/cpasound/sets/cpa