Posts in audio
Singletrack: Benjamim e Edinho

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.

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Ushering in a New Era and New Opportunities at Experimental Sound Studio

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.)

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Singletrack: Tim Daisy

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.

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Singletrack: Grykes

six-spot burnet, “named for the visually striking red spotted zygaena filipendulae moth", is a document of the first-ever Grykes performance. It occurred at the Empty Bottle on the Articular Facet series in 2013. Netlabel pan y rosas discos later released the recording for free download.

Dan Mohr corresponded with the artists on the occasion of their Friday concert on ESS’s OUTER EAR series—which will be the second time the duo has performed live under the Grykes aegis.

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