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FUSION | art + technology

Sunday, October 23
Noon-4:00 pm

At 1:00–2:00 pm I perform on the Springboard, then show everyone simple handmade ways to create electronic sound and music.


Enjoy an all-day, all-ages program at the Library exploring a variety of activities that show what can be created when art and technology are blended together. Check out the poster for full details.
Noon–4:00 pm Northern IL University STEM Lab
Noon–4:00 pm International Drone Racing Association – Chicago
Noon–1:30 pm Babycakes Gourmet Pancakes
1:00 pm–2:00 pm  Springboard performance by Eric Leonardson
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Paint with Light with Ashley Vimont


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The Institute for Implied Imperfection – NUMBERS.FM – Saturday February 20

Performance with Jason Soliday (electronics) streaming live on NUMBERS.FM
2 – 4 PM CST. Saturday, February 20, 2016

Visit The Institute for Implied Imperfection for the schedule of past and future shows.

Listen to the recording of the performance here.

April 14, John Cage’s “Variations V”


dancer with film, speaker

Choreographer Enid Smith activates sound in Variations V with radio sensors by Gregory O’Drobinak, synthesis by Eric Leonardson, Alex Inglizian, Julia Miller, film by Tatsu Aoki, and loudspeaker by Ian Schneller (Specimen Products)


April 13-15, 2012

Variations V
*Two Showings*

April 14, 7:00pm and 9:00pm
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, room 300
$15/10 with student ID
purchase tickets at door, or online
limited ticket availability

Sound: Julia Miller, designer

James Connolly

Eric Leonardson

Christopher Preissing

Alex Inglizian, Kyle Evans, Gregory O’Drobinak

Film: Tatsu Aoki

Choreography:  Enid Smith

Dance: Melissa Schleicher-Sanchez, Jaime Juravic

Program booklet download here.

Variations V (1965), a monumental, multimedia work originally a collaborative performance between John Cage, Merce Cunningham and such notables as Robert Moog, David Tudor, James Tenney, Nam June Paik, Stan Vanderbeek, Billy Klüver, Max Mathews, and Carolyn Brown. This 45-minute piece is presented by a team of Chicago sound artists and musicians, with Cunningham dancer Enid Smith.  The evening will include two performances of the work- an early (7pm) and late (9pm) concert.

Variations V deals obliquely with sound; at its premiere, dancers moved across the stage triggering photocells or antennae, which in turn activated radios and tape playback.  Early iterations of this work further toyed with multimedia, allowing the dancer’s motions to additionally trigger lights and background film. As with many of Cage’s projects, Variations V confounds traditional conceptions of performer and curator.  The composer was present at early performances, manipulating the sounds induced by the dancers in real-time.  Cage derived the instructions guiding both physical actors and sonic consequences through chance procedures, flipping coins.  The veiled but detailed score consists of thirty-five remarks, each informing the structure and procedure of the performance including technical elements and rehearsal instructions.

Amplifiers and horn speakers generously donated by Ian Schneller/Specimen Products.

Without You I’m Nothing: The Dialogues

dialogues-new-image-nobody.jpg3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 18

Dexter Bullard’s The Dialogues is back from its successful run at Links Hall. I will create a live sound mix to accompany two performers who improvise a telephone conversation as the audience eavesdrops on headphones, for the MCA’s Without You I’m Nothing: Interactions series.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

Seeded Plain at Enemy

Sunday, March 13 at Enemy

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60622

Seeded Plain March 2011 Mini-Tour
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:

  • Aaron Zarzutski + Nick Hoffman
    Their LP “PSYCHOPHAGI” on Pilgrim Talk was made using disassembled turntable, sewing machine, and amplified sheet metal.
  • Pelzwik
    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
  • Eric Leonardson
    Enemy resident performs with self-built instruments made of coil springs, wood, and other pieces of hand-held, amplified detritus.
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    Christian Pinock, Guillermo Gregorio, and Eric Leonardson Celebrate Art’s Birthday Live at Enemy

    7:00 PM Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Celebrating Art’s Birthday with Christian Pinock and Guillermo Gregorio at…

    Christian Pinock, Arts Lab

    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.

    Christian will perform a solo electric trombone set and a trio improvisation with Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet, saxophone) and Eric Leonardson (experimental instruments, electronics).

    Guillermo and Eric will open the concert at 7:30 PM with a duo set.

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    The Dialogues on Monday, November 15 and 22

    dialogues-new-image-nobody.jpgMy next performance in The Dialogues will be on November 15 and November 22 (final performance).

    Links Hall
    3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 207
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: 773-281-0824

    All shows are at 7:30 on Mondays.

    Tickets $15/ $12 online/ $10 Students and Seniors

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    CCC presents Live Digital Performances IV with Auris

    Auris in Sudden Sound Concert series, Jan. 31, 2008

    Auris performing in the Sudden Sound Concert series at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL on Jan. 31, 2008. Photo © Eric Leonardson

    7:30pm Saturday, February 23, 2008
    Casa de Sandia
    1359 W. 16th St.
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Admission: Free/donation
    Doors open at 6:30 with light appetizers.

    Auris is:
    Julia Miller — guitar, voice, electronics
    Chris Preissing — flute, voice, electronics
    Eric Leonardson — springboard

    Auris website
    Auris YouTube
    Auris MySpace
    Chicago Composers’ Consortium