Part-time contract position; equivalent of 3 days a week (minimum 1 day/week in the office, the remainder self-directed) plus attendance at weekly staff meetings and at all events; no benefits: $1,650.00 per month.
The Marketing and Public Relations Director will be charged with creating and implementing an innovative and sustainable plan that integrates marketing, branding, public relations, and design.
MICHAEL ZERANG discusses Queequeg's Coffin apropos his performance at the opening of Pilot:Drone:Committee:Target, Friday, February 10, 2017. Includes streaming audio of Zerang's full performance on the Coffin at ESS's 30th Anniversary Gala at Constellation in 2016
Joshua Dumas' new Florasonic installation Night Songs for the Birds of North America opens this Sunday, January 22nd in the Fern Room at Lincoln Park Conservatory with an artist reception from 3-5pm. On the occasion of the opening, ESS Co-director Olivia Junell interviewed Dumas about his approach to the commission.
Cornetist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has been making waves in various circles of the Chicago creative music scene for the past few years. While many may know him as an accomplished improviser, his versatility is demonstrated in his new Brazilian-tinged, song-based project Benjamim e Edinho, a collaboration with Rio-based musician Edinho Gerber and percussionist Tommaso Moretti. We spoke with Ben about his process, Fellini, and creative methods of releasing music.
Dan Mohr discusses the aftermath of the retirement of ESS Executive Director Lou Mallozzi in July of 2016, and the future of the organization after the existing staff absorbed his duties. Includes video and audio memories of ESS, and a performance by Jaap Blonk. (Photo by Jason P. Holmes.)
Tim Daisy’s The Glass House was a subtle work that contemplates the architecture of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The piece, composed for vibraphone, cymbals, radio, and vintage turntables, is structured as four independent sections of different duration that play simultaneously from the four speakers in the Fern Room, guaranteeing a unique experience for each visitor. The Glass House was commissioned by ESS for its ongoing Florasonic series.