This episode features a conversation with prolific Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Eric Leonardson. We chatted about his work as an instrument inventor/improvisor, his history with experimental theater in Chicago, and acoustic ecology.
Školská 28 Gallery
110 00 Prague 1
tel. +420 222 966 974
This concert is part of LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER a mini-symposium happening the next day, Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 9.30 at Tranzitdisplay Gallery.
Blurred Edges Festival | Elektroakustische Frequenzverschiebungen I
Michael Zerang and I play together in the venerable weekly Improvised-Experimental Music Series…
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 at Myopic Books
1564 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL 60622
Michael Zerang is a first generation American of Assyrian decent, a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. Read Michael Zerang’s full bio here.
We start at 7:30 p.m. and I estimate our set will end around 8:30 p.m. Parking is difficult on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Public transportation may be your best option. The Damen Avenue CTA Blue Line station is just around the corner, and CTA buses stop at the intersection of Damen, North, and Milwaukee Avenues.
This video includes the full duration of our one hour concert at Bond Chapel, on the campus of the University of Chicago. The concert begins with a solo by Birgit (trumpet) and then myself (radios, oscillator, springboard), and concludes with our duo.
6–8:00 pm Oct 22, 2013
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
I am leading a public, interactive event on Oct. 22, part of a weekly Tuesday evening series organized by the Education Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The activities planned will actively engage the public in four ways, to “play, watch, share, and listen.” Students at SAIC, in my Field Recording/Phonography class, and Lindsey French’s “Sensing the Landscape” class, will help along with members of the MSAE and Chicago Phonography.
The event will include soundwalks with making and listening as the main activities, somehow involving field recording, culminating with a phonography performance and discussion. It will engage awareness multiple levels, concerning the social, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of sound.
X-Act Sound, a live one-hour radio listening experience created by students of Eric Leonardson’s Introduction To Sound course, at the SAIC Department of Sound.
Date: Tuesday, November 20
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM (US CST / GMT -6)
What you can expect to hear: sounds made live and recorded in the field and in the studio, using microphones, tape loops, modular synthesizer, analog and Pro Tools mixing, laptop edits-on-the-fly, broken connections, audio captured on the Internet, electronic music, musique concrète, voices, contact microphones amplifying machines, bicycles, coils in electromagnetic fields, silence, and more…Login to chat with us while we are “on the air.”
Free Radio SAIC is the student-run Internet radio station of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We use an open programming format and encourage our DJs to explore and experiment with the medium of live radio. Program content and style vary but generally include music from all genres, sound art, narratives, live performances, current events and interviews.
This show will be be available afterward on the archive.
7:30 PM, Monday, November 19Myopic Bookstore 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 Find us up on the second floor.
Albert Wildeman (bass) and Eric Leonardson (springboard, electronics) perform in the weekly Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series, curated by Fred Lonberg-Holm, Brian Labycz and Aaron Zarzutzki.
More info the Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series: www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html