2–4 p.m. Saturday, March 3
Jefferson Park Library
5363 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago IL 60630
Conveniently located near both CTA bus and Blue Line.
Library Experimental is an ongoing series focusing on Chicago’s experimental musicians; happening at the Chicago Public Library in Jefferson Park.
Early! free! kid friendly! if the kids are patient!
The first installment of the 2018 season features Sorry, No Pike and Wilhelm Matthies!
Sorry, No Pike is Eric Leonardson, springboard; Lilianna Wosko, cello; and Christophe Preissing, flute, objects, voice. Together their improvisations are lyrical, quirky, noisy, visually and sonically inventive and incorporate found, invented and traditional instruments.
Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, serves as the Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a performer, composer, and sound designer, Leonardson created sound with the Chicago based physical theater company Plasticene (1995-2012). Leonardson performs internationally with the Springboard, a self-built instrument made in 1994 and often presents on acoustic ecology to new audiences.
Lilianna Zofia Wosko is a Chicago-based classically trained cellist with primary focus on solo and chamber music performance. Lilianna received her Master’s in Music in Cello Performance from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts Music Conservatory. She has appeared with classical, jazz, new music and international music ensembles in the Chicago area and abroad. In her commitment to expanding her repertoire, Lilianna incorporates elements of different musical genres into her style and has been part of Alama de Tango Ensemble and Tomorrow Music Orchestra. Lilianna is a regular studio musician and she has released three of her own CDs, “My Christmas”, Edited to Form”, and “Episodes 1-12″
Christophe Preissing is an independent composer, audio artist, producer, artistic instigator, and the founder and artistic director of NON:op Open Opera Works, a company dedicated to creating and producing immersive, site-specific, intermedia works. His composition for The Waking Room was praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “brilliant… sound-crazy score.” Recent work includes is SI ng, a performance with Matt Bodett at Victory Gardens, sound for Inferno for the University of Notre Dame’s Journeying La Divina Commedia, the opera-installation Thunder, Perfect Mind, and sound installations at the Harold Washington Library, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Columbia University (NY).