Quantum Monk II with Fujima Yoshinojo a.k.a. Rika Lin at Links Hall

Photo from a scene during “Quantum Monk II,” my performance collaboration with Fujima Yoshinojo, a.k.a. Rika Lin and company on Saturday, April 22 at Links Hall at Constellation Chicago.

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Quantum Monk II was part of the Beyond the Box performance series curated by Rika Lin, Beyond the Box continues through May 2017.

Monday, May 8, Original Instruments Concert

3:00-4:00 PM Monday, May 8

Students of Eric Leonardson’s Instrument Construction 4004 course perform on unique and newly invented instruments for acoustic and electronic sound.

The LeRoy Neiman Center, 1st floor
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL 60603

 

Free beverages and snacks will be provided courtesy of SAIC’s Department of Sound.

Can’t be there? Tune in and listen remotely on Free Radio SAIC!

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Sonified Sustainability: Six Soundwalks on April 27 & 28

Ecology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability Festival

Sonified Sustainability Festival starts April 20 at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. On April 27 I will lead three soundwalks in Meadowbrook Park and three on April 28 at Busey Woods.

For Illinois News Bureau Arts blog Jodi Heckel wrote:

The festival will conclude with soundwalks in two Urbana parks. Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, will lead walks at Meadowbrook Park and Busey Woods to encourage participants to listen more deeply to the soundscapes of their environments. Leonardson is a performer, composer and sound designer, and a professor of sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The soundwalks will take place at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 27-28. The April 27 walks are at Meadowbrook Park and the April 28 walks are at Busey Woods. They are free, but tickets are required and the walks are limited to 25 people each.

Read the full article. Among the festival’s featured artists are Cooper-Moore, Terry Dame, Geoff Gersh, Bradford Reed who all perform on unique, handmade instruments.

Sonified Sustainability events are open to the public, free admission, and suitable for all ages. Check out the full list of programs.

Andrea Centazzo & Friends, March 12 at Constellation

Andrea Centazzo card3Join us for an evening of music with Italian American percussionist Andrea Centazzo and a wonderful group of musicians and their unique invented instruments: Ed Herrmann (Skatchbox), Greg O’Drobinak (Arc of the Oven), Hal Rammel (Sound Palette), and myself (Springboard), plus Volcano Radar: Rollo Radford (bass), Elbio Barilari (guitar, sax, violin), and Julia A. Miller (guitar, synthesizer).

8:30 PM Saturday, March 12
Constellation – 3111 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60618
18 and over
Tickets $10
Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura: Chicago

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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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2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Photos and Video

The 2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition ended Saturday, February 27 at Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta. Severe snow storms in New York made it difficult, if not impossible for some entrants to make the trip. I didn’t win a prize, but I did have a highly rewarding experience, some of which I can share with you here in the form of video, images, and links.

Visit this page to read Georgia Tech’s March 15 announcement of the 2010 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition winners.

Steven Litt auditions CrudBox

Steven Litt auditions the CrudBox for the 2nd annual Guthman Musical Instrument competition at Georgia Tech. This is a self-built instrument using solenoids, piezo pickups, and sequencing with an Arduino board. Out of eight finalists Steven was one of the four prize winners. The other winners were Tomas Henriques, Keith McMillen, and Loud Objects. Continue reading

Performing Saturday, January 30 at Hotti Biscotti

Music performed on traditional and invented instruments with electronics

A rare trio performance of Greg O’Drobinak – invented instruments, electronics; Christopher Preissing – flute, percussion, electronics; Eric Leonardsonspringboard, electronics

10 PM Saturday, January 30

Greg O’Drobinak’s electroacoustic instrument inventions

Hotti Biscotti
3545 W. Fullerton Ave. (corner of Drake Ave.)
Chicago IL 60647
773-292-6877
21 and over, no cover
Google Map link 
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Listen an excerpt of Greg O’Drobinak’s music

Here’s a Chicago Reader review of 84 Charlie Mopic, the 8 PM movie screening preceding our performance: www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/MovieTimes?oid=1067859

Upcoming Performances and Broadcasts in January

I have four live appearances on radio and on stage this month, I hope you may be able to attend or listen in…

Saturday, January 16, 5:00AM US CST (GMT -6)

Guest on ITDE (“It’s Too Damn Early”)

I will be a guest on ITDE hosted by DaveX on WDBX 91.1FM.

ITDE features experimental, avant-garde, electroacoustic, improvisational, and other musics. ITDE airs on Saturday mornings from 4 – 6:30 a.m. [US CST / GMT -6]. That’s 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Berlin, and 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Hong Kong.

 

Chicago Phonography at OpShop 2009

Sunday, January 17, 10:00PM–2:00 AM US CST (GMT -6)

Chicago Phonography on Something Else

Hosted by Philip von Zweck on WLUW 88.7FM Listen to the live stream.

Something Else is Chicago’s longest running radio show devoted to seldom-heard and experimental, avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!), and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet. Chicago Phonography is a collective of artists interested in promoting creative activity in listening by broadcasting unprocessed field recordings as an ensemble in a context of live improvisation.

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Monday, July 21 @ Brown Rice

Open HarpOn Monday I will perform at Brown Rice with instrument inventor Laura Emelianoff, maker and performer of the Open Harp.

Brown Rice
4432 N Kedzie Avenue
Chicago IL 60625
www.brownricemusic.org

8:00 p.m.
$5 suggested donation

1st set
Larry Sawyer — poetry
Dan Godston — trumpet, small instruments
2nd set
Laura Emelianoff — open harp
Eric Leonardson — springboard

Directions: Brown Rice is small storefront located a half block north of the Montrose-Kedzie intersection, a few blocks south of the Kedzie station on the CTA Brown Line. There is a small sign over the entrance that reads “Perfect”. View Map.

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