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Eric Leonardson with Springboard

Eric Leonardson in his studio (Enemy) with Springboard. Photo by Andrea Bauer, 2012.

Kevin Warwick wrote this short and sweet feature on the Springboard and me for the Chicago Reader. Published on January 19, 2012 in its “Show us your [____]” series, I feel surprised I’ve been playing it for 18 years. Thanks to Kevin and Andrea Bauer, who took the photos.

Annette Krebs at Enemy, Friday, September 23

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.
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Explode The Monkey #4: Chicago Edition @ Enemy

Shick & Leonardson performing, in BerlinEric Leonardson joins Berlin-based turntablist/sound artist Ignaz Schick, and many others, performing in two nights of experimental music @ Enemy. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Music starts at 9:00 p.m.

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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…”
  • 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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    Jay Needham, Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place

    on the stage something happenedI 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).

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    Christopher Preissing, Jonathan Chen, Et al. at Enemy, January 18

    8 PM, Tuesday January 18

    1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
    Chicago IL 60624

    A large ensemble performance by…

    Christopher Preissing, flute
    Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet
    Jonathan Chen, violin
    Jamie Kempkers, cello
    Brian Labycz, electronics
    Eric Leonardson, springboard

    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

    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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    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.

    1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd flr.
    Chicago. IL 60622
    Admission free

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    Live at Enemy with Jason Soliday

    Medium 2011.01.01 at Enemy on New Year’s Day by eleon

    sonogram for jasonsoliday and ericleonardson

    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).

    1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60622

    Ben Miller:

    Dan Burke:

    Jason Soliday:
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    Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, Deborah Stratman’s “Sonic Warfare”

    Deborah Stratman's sound installation in the Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPageNovember’s Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology / World Listening Project meeting features a special presentation by Chicago artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman.

    Sunday, November 21, 1:00 pm

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

    Attendance is free and open to the public

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