June 6: Frequenzgänge #52, Hamburg

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Centro Sociale
Sternstr. 2
20357 Hamburg

Eric Leonardson: springboard
Lê Quan Ninh: percussion
Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker
Angharad Davies: violin
Gunnar Lettow: e-bass, objects, electronics

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Different Worlds | Review of Rub

The Sound Projector bannerThe Sound Projector, the wonderful, British music magazine and radio show, posted a Rupert Loydell’s new review of “Rub,” my 2013 CD with Auris and Gino Robair.

Auris is my trio formed in 2007 with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub is available as a joint label on Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas.
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May 19 Improvised/Experimental Music At Myopic Books

Katie Young collaboration with visual artist Sae Jun Kim
7:30pm Monday, May 19, 2014
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Eric Leonardson (springboard) performs with Carol Genetti (voice), Albert Wildeman (bass), and Katherine Young (bassoon)

The music happens in the reading room upstairs. Admission Free

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

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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Lightbox Orchestra – At Elastic Arts – 3 | Kuro Neko Music

Kuro Neko Music has released a recorded live performance of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s “Lightbox Orchestra” at the Elastic Arts Foundation, in Chicago. I performed in the orchestra along with…

Fred Lonberg-Holm – lightbox operator
Todd A. Carter – electronics
Michael Colligan – dry ice and implements
Rob Drinkwater – electronics
Abe Gibson – guitar and electronics
Brian Labycz – electronics
Frank Rosaly – percussion and electronics
Vadim Sprikut – electronics
Aaron Zarzutzki – snare drum

Listen and download the album and other recordings.

Upcoming Performances in November

Here’s an update, including three new performances added to my November schedule…

  1. 8 PM Friday, November 14 @ Elastic with Auris, plus Max Alexander, Julian Berke, and Andy Armstrong
  2. 2 – 5 PM Sunday, November 16 @ Green Mill performing solo Anaphora’s “Experimental (i)MPROVISATION” concert
  3. 8 – 10 PM, Sunday, November 16 @ Via Theatre with Chicago Phonography in “Exquisite City” exhibit
  4. 9 PM Friday, November 21 @ Enemy with Linda O’Keefe and Guillermo Gregorio

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Upcoming Chicago performances in August 2008

Sunday, August 3, 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. on Something Else WLUW 88.7 FM Independent Community Radio, with Chicago Phonography / Live stream

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Listen to Chicago Phonographers' first live performance 

Monday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave., with Jerry Bryerton (percussion) and Christopher Bruce (percussion), free

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Monday, August 11, 9:00 p.m. at ELASTIC Arts Foundation 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Fl., with Carol Genettti (voice), double bill with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) solo, $7 suggested donation

This concert follows the opening reception (8:00—9:00 p.m., admission free) for Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery’s new exhibition, Unfinished Logan Square, featuring work by visual artist Tracy Kostenbader.

Friday, August 15, 8:00 p.m. at the AV-aerie, 2000 W. Fulton, with Bay Area composer and instrument inventor Eric Glick Rieman (prepared Rhodes electric piano), double bill with the Young Equestrians from Brooklyn, $8 suggested donation

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Eric Glick Rieman lives in Berkeley, California where he composes music in many genres and improvises on a redesigned Rhodes electric piano, among other instruments. He has studied with Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Eliane Radigue, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, J. D. Parran, Douglas Ewart, Steed Cowart, and John Bischoff. He has organized the Thingamajigs festival. His 2003 CD on Accretions, “DalabaFrithGlickRiemanKihlstedt” was recorded with Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Fred Frith (guitar), and Carla Kihlstedt (violin) , and “Lung Tree” (on ReR recordings in 2005) was recorded with Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), and Stuart Dempster (trombone).

Sunday, August 24 7:00 p.m. at ELASTIC Arts Foundation, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd fl., Los Cuatros Demonios opens for Terry Dame’s Electric Junkyard Gamelan

Los Cuatros Demonios is Tomeka Reid (cello), Carol Genetti (voice), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Eric Leonardson (springboard), Dan Godston (trumpet, percussion), $10 suggested donation

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Monday, July 7, 8 p.m. @ Brown Rice

Live Improvised Music with Dan Godston and Guillermo Gregorio

1st set

Guillermo Gregorio — clarinets and saxophones
Eric Leonardson — springboard, amplified objects
Dan Godston — trumpet, small instruments

2nd set : Altamira
Ricardo Lagomasima — drums
John Deblase — electric bass
Nick Millevoi — guitar


Brown Rice
4432 N Kedzie Avenue
Chicago IL 60625

8:00 p.m.
$5 suggested donation

Directions: Brown Rice is small storefront located a half block north of the Montrose-Kedzie intersection, a few blocks south of the Kedzie station on the CTA Brown Line. There is a small sign over the entrance that reads “Perfect”. View Map.

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