Sorry, No Pike – Library Experimental – Saturday, March 3

2–4 p.m. Saturday, March 3


Jefferson Park Library
5363 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago IL 60630
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Conveniently located near both CTA bus and Blue Line.

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!

Artist info:

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.
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Quantum Monk II with Fujima Yoshinojo a.k.a. Rika Lin at Links Hall

Photo from a scene during “Quantum Monk II,” my performance collaboration with Fujima Yoshinojo, a.k.a. Rika Lin and company on Saturday, April 22 at Links Hall at Constellation Chicago.

Quantum Monk II with Eric Leonardson #linkshall #beyondthebox #quantummonkII

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Quantum Monk II was part of the Beyond the Box performance series curated by Rika Lin, Beyond the Box continues through May 2017.

Monday, May 8, Original Instruments Concert

3:00-4:00 PM Monday, May 8

Students of Eric Leonardson’s Instrument Construction 4004 course perform on unique and newly invented instruments for acoustic and electronic sound.

The LeRoy Neiman Center, 1st floor
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL 60603

 

Free beverages and snacks will be provided courtesy of SAIC’s Department of Sound.

Can’t be there? Tune in and listen remotely on Free Radio SAIC!

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Sonified Sustainability: Six Soundwalks on April 27 & 28

Ecology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability Festival

Sonified Sustainability Festival starts April 20 at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. On April 27 I will lead three soundwalks in Meadowbrook Park and three on April 28 at Busey Woods.

For Illinois News Bureau Arts blog Jodi Heckel wrote:

The festival will conclude with soundwalks in two Urbana parks. Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, will lead walks at Meadowbrook Park and Busey Woods to encourage participants to listen more deeply to the soundscapes of their environments. Leonardson is a performer, composer and sound designer, and a professor of sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The soundwalks will take place at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 27-28. The April 27 walks are at Meadowbrook Park and the April 28 walks are at Busey Woods. They are free, but tickets are required and the walks are limited to 25 people each.

Read the full article. Among the festival’s featured artists are Cooper-Moore, Terry Dame, Geoff Gersh, Bradford Reed who all perform on unique, handmade instruments.

Sonified Sustainability events are open to the public, free admission, and suitable for all ages. Check out the full list of programs.

Andrea Centazzo & Friends, March 12 at Constellation

Andrea Centazzo card3Join us for an evening of music with Italian American percussionist Andrea Centazzo and a wonderful group of musicians and their unique invented instruments: Ed Herrmann (Skatchbox), Greg O’Drobinak (Arc of the Oven), Hal Rammel (Sound Palette), and myself (Springboard), plus Volcano Radar: Rollo Radford (bass), Elbio Barilari (guitar, sax, violin), and Julia A. Miller (guitar, synthesizer).

8:30 PM Saturday, March 12
Constellation – 3111 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60618
18 and over
Tickets $10
Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura: Chicago

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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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Baschet Brothers Musical Sculpture

Baschet’s Aluminum Piano (1962)detail of Baschet’s Aluminum Piano (1962)detail of Baschet’s Aluminum Piano (1962)
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Aluminum Piano with Ed Herrmann and Timothy Grundydetail of Baschet's Aluminun PianoEd Herrmann tests Baschet Brothers Aluminum Piano

Baschet Brother’s musical sculpture, a set on Flickr.

Friday, July 1 at 2–3 p.m. 4th floor, in the museum’s gallery experimental musicians Hal Rammel, Eric Leonardson, and Ed Herrmann will play and accompany François and Bernard Baschet’s Aluminum Piano (1962). Free with museum admission.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

This performance is a part of the exhibition Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s
July 1 – October 30, 2011
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2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Photos and Video

The 2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition ended Saturday, February 27 at Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta. Severe snow storms in New York made it difficult, if not impossible for some entrants to make the trip. I didn’t win a prize, but I did have a highly rewarding experience, some of which I can share with you here in the form of video, images, and links.

Visit this page to read Georgia Tech’s March 15 announcement of the 2010 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition winners.

Steven Litt auditions CrudBox

Steven Litt auditions the CrudBox for the 2nd annual Guthman Musical Instrument competition at Georgia Tech. This is a self-built instrument using solenoids, piezo pickups, and sequencing with an Arduino board. Out of eight finalists Steven was one of the four prize winners. The other winners were Tomas Henriques, Keith McMillen, and Loud Objects. Continue reading

Performing Saturday, January 30 at Hotti Biscotti

Music performed on traditional and invented instruments with electronics

Greg O’Drobinak’s electroacoustic instrument inventions

Greg O’Drobinak’s electroacoustic instrument inventions, the Trapasaws.

A rare trio performance:

Greg O’Drobinak – invented instruments, electronics

Christopher Preissing – flute, percussion, electronics

Eric Leonardsonspringboard, electronics

10 PM Saturday, January 30

Hotti Biscotti
3545 W. Fullerton Ave. (corner of Drake Ave.)
Chicago IL 60647
773-292-6877

21 and over, no cover
Chicago Reader review of 84 Charlie Mopic, the movie screening at 8 PM, preceding our performance.

Upcoming Performances and Broadcasts in January

I have four live appearances on radio and on stage this month, I hope you may be able to attend or listen in…

Saturday, January 16, 5:00AM US CST (GMT -6)

Guest on ITDE (“It’s Too Damn Early”)

I will be a guest interview on ITDE hosted by DaveX on WDBX 91.1FM.

ITDE features experimental, avant-garde, electroacoustic, improvisational, and other musics. ITDE airs on Saturday mornings from 4 – 6:30 a.m. [US CST / GMT -6]. That’s 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Berlin, and 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Hong Kong.

Sunday, January 17, 10:00PM–2:00 AM US CST (GMT -6)

Chicago Phonography on Something Else

Chicago Phonography at OpShop 2009Hosted by Philip von Zweck on WLUW 88.7FM Listen to the live stream.

Something Else is Chicago’s longest running radio show devoted to seldom-heard and experimental, avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!), and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet. Chicago Phonography is a collective of artists interested in promoting creative activity in listening by broadcasting unprocessed field recordings as an ensemble in a context of live improvisation.

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