Sudden Sound Concert | Krannert Art Museum

Eric Leonardson Springboard Trio performs a 7:30pm concert with two of Chicago’s most creative musical performers, Carol Genetti and Gregorio Gregorio on Thursday, October 20 in the Sudden Sound Concert Series at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois. Facebook Event.

Artists’ Biographies

carol genetti photo by dan mohr

(photo by Dan Mohr)

Carol Genetti is a Chicago-based vocalist whose work extends to sound and visual art media. Her palette is primordial, existing in a space where language and music have yet to be formed and formulated into familiar cultural patterns. Genetti’s aesthetic is one of raw power, yet also delicate, subtle, and precise. An exquisite soloist, she is often also heard in the company of other improvising musicians. She has been performing in North America and Europe, mostly as a vocal improviser, mostly in collaborations with other musicians, including Jack Wright, Eric Leonardson, Bob Marsh, Peter Maunu, Olivia Block, Andrew Clinkman, Katherine Young, Jon Mueller, Albert Wildeman, and Jim Baker. Learn more at carolgenetti.com.

Guillermo Gregorio 2015

Guillermo Gregorio, 2015

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1941, American composer and clarinet player Guillermo Gregorio has lived variously in Europe and the United States since 1986. He has performed extensively, and his compositions have been recorded on numerous CDs by the Swiss label hatART and the American labels New World Records, Atavistic, and Nuscope, among others. His works have been played by noted New Music ensembles in the USA and Europe. In addition, as an instrumentalist, Gregorio has worked with many experimental and improvisational groups, including those that recorded the music of Cornelius Cardew, Anthony Braxton, and Philip Corner, among other contemporary composers. As a visual artist and designer painting and graphic design has a central influence in his music. Learn more at ggregorio.com.

Eric & springboard

(photo by Noé Cuéllar, 2010)

Eric Leonardson is an audio artist who performs with the Springboard, an instrument built by the artist to explore the sonic potential of coil springs and other materials and amplified by a piezo disc contact microphone.

radioCona:0.2425 FM Soundart Exhibition Rebroadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM

Listen to “SoundTent At Camp Sherwin” and my curated set of works for the radioCona:0.2425 soundart exhibition from Ljubljana, rebroadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM Wave Farm Radio, New York.

August 1 – 5, 2016 every night 12.00 – 6.00 (UTC/GMT- 4)

WGXC 90.7-FM schedule.

Pop-out Listen Live Player.

About the exhibition:

This edition of radioCona:0.2425 aims at reflecting and shifting precisely this ‘unperceived’ remainder, making a leap to move from the unit of time to the notion of space, toward perceiving space, toward perceiving, capturing, and composing sounds and soundscapes, and ultimately toward creating autonomous narratives.

The radioCona:0.2425 soundart exhibition was curated by Francisco Lopez, Elena Biserna, Brane Zorman, Irena Pivka, and Jasmina Založnik. Find details about my curatorial selections here.

June 18: Listening Around The Corner at TranzitDisplay, Prague

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To Co Zni Za Rohem / Listening Around The Corner
Thursday
18 June, 2015
18 – 21:30h

Galerie Tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 337/9
12000 Praha 2

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Video of 2014 Myopic Books Performance

Video a performance on May 19, 2014 with Carol Genetti (voice), Albert Wildeman (bass), and Katherine Young (bassoon); I am performing on the Springboard. This was recorded and edited by John Dworkin. The performance took place in the weekly Myopic Books Improvised/Experimental Music Series in Chicago.

 

Excerpts: Carol Genetti, Eric Leonardson, Albert Wildeman, Katherine Young from John Dworkin on Vimeo.

Show us your . . . springboard | Chicago Reader

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.

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

8 PM, Tuesday January 18

Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60624
www.enemysound.com

A large ensemble performance by…

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

Shapes of Sound exhibition online

Eric Leonardson performs on the Springboard

Eric Leonardson performs on the Springboard, an amplified walker with a wide variety of springs and percussion devices attached. Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI (1997).

Hal Rammel inspired me to make my own instruments in 1990. Tonight, I learned from him that a web page about the wonderful exhibition of experimental musical instruments and their inventors, The Shapes of Sound: Musical Instruments and the Imagination in the Midwest, curated by Hal is now online.

I was honored to be among the 14 artist-inventors having their instruments on display. My Springboard was shown, and I gave a brief solo performance in the show. The show was held in October through December 1997 at an important, non-profit center for culture and learning in the Midwest, Woodland Pattern Book Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1979.

As noted on my Experimental Instruments page, the Springboard was built in 1994 thanks to Hal’s example as a sensitive and thoughtful maker, performer, and teacher.

Many photographs of the artist-inventors, and the exhibition itself, are shown along with Hal Rammel’s enlightening catalog essay. To learn more about his fascinating writing, visual art and music for yourself, please visit Hal’s homepage.