Stephen Dorocke performing at Cafe Mustache in Chicago.
Please join Stephen Dorocke and me, along with hosts Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin), Carol Genetti (vocals) and Julian Kirshner (drums), for this week’s installment of Splice live improvised music series.
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. Continue reading →
This episode features a conversation with prolific Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Eric Leonardson. We chatted about his work as an instrument inventor/improvisor, his history with experimental theater in Chicago, and acoustic ecology.
Michael Zerang is a first generation American of Assyrian decent, a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. Read Michael Zerang’s full bio here.
We start at 7:30 p.m. and I estimate our set will end around 8:30 p.m. Parking is difficult on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Public transportation may be your best option. The Damen Avenue CTA Blue Line station is just around the corner, and CTA buses stop at the intersection of Damen, North, and Milwaukee Avenues.
This video includes the full duration of our one hour concert at Bond Chapel, on the campus of the University of Chicago. The concert begins with a solo by Birgit (trumpet) and then myself (radios, oscillator, springboard), and concludes with our duo.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
I am leading a public, interactive event on Oct. 22, part of a weekly Tuesday evening series organized by the Education Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The activities planned will actively engage the public in four ways, to “play, watch, share, and listen.” Students at SAIC, in my Field Recording/Phonography class, and Lindsey French’s “Sensing the Landscape” class, will help along with members of the MSAE and Chicago Phonography.
The event will include soundwalks with making and listening as the main activities, somehow involving field recording, culminating with a phonography performance and discussion. It will engage awareness multiple levels, concerning the social, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of sound.