Kevin Warwick wrote this nice little feature on the Springboard in the Chicago Reader, published on January 19, 2012 in its “Show us your [____]” series. Andrea Bauer took photos. I feel surprised I’ve been playing it for 18 years.
9:00 PM Friday, September 23
Annette Krebs / Eric Leonardson Duo
Aaron Zarzutzki / Brent Gutzeit Duo
Brian Labycz / Daniel Fandino / Jim Baker Trio
Annette Krebs / Julia Miller Duo
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60622
Annette Krebs studied music and concert guitar in Frankfurt/Main, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. She has worked intensively in the crossover area between improvisation and composition, exploring the possibilities of the prepared guitar with regard to sound, structure, noise, the mixing of materials, and space.
Sunday, March 13 at Enemy1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor Chicago IL 60622 www.enemysound.com
Seeded Plain is Bryan Day (Decorah, Iowa) and Jay Kreimer (Lincoln, Nebraska), two experimental instrument makers who have been performing with new and unusual sounds on instruments made from everyday objects and materials. Their Entry Codes CD on Creative Sources (Portugal) was described as “playfully cranky and enjoyable…well worth the listen.” See their March 2011 Mini-Tour schedule here.
Also on the bill:
Their LP “PSYCHOPHAGI” on Pilgrim Talk was made using disassembled turntable, sewing machine, and amplified sheet metal.
Duo from Minneapolis, (Birthday Set with: Dinger/Talking Computron ) “…noisy drone stuff on modified toys with some melodic elements. Probably more accessible than anything anyone else is doing…” http://www.myspace.com/pelzwik
Enemy resident performs with self-built instruments made of coil springs, wood, and other pieces of hand-held, amplified detritus.
I hope you will join me at 7PM this Friday evening, Feb. 18 for a special presentation by sound and media artist Jay Needham, at The (New) Corpse, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622.
Jay will present selections from recent works in a lecture titled Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place. Jay will be finishing a chapter on the sounds of Mashinima and planning an evening of radio art and surround sound works for the April 2011 Out of the Box Contemporary Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Jay is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Southern Illinois University, and a member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).
7:00 PM Sunday, January 16, 2011
Celebrating Art’s Birthday with Christian Pinock and Guillermo Gregorio at…
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60622 www.enemysound.com
Albuquerque-based composer Christian Pinock performs original improvised compositions on electric valve trombone. Using a computer-based instrument of his own creation (using MAX/MSP) and a system of sensors attached to the trombone, he creates solo performances that are dynamic and subtle, drawing from diverse styles such as improvised experimental music, contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz, noise, and electronica.
Guillermo and Eric will open the concert at 7:30 PM with a duo set.
January 1, 2011, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m on New Year’s Day at Enemy, musicians and sound-makers are invited to celebrate the new year with a mind clearing 12 hour drone.
Medium is open invitation as long as you don’t disturb the drone. If you can, please some food to share.Enemy 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd flr. Chicago. IL 60622 www.enemysound.com Admission free
Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM (sharp)
Jason Soliday (electronics) and I perform on a bill with Ben Miller (Degeneration), Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety), and Wyoming (Andrew Young and Riley Walker).Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60622 www.enemysound.com
Ben Miller: www.benmiller.info
Sunday, November 21, 1:00 pmEnemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor Chicago, IL 60622
Attendance is free and open to the public