ESS is excited to present installations by Hong Kong multimedia artists Cheng Lee and Vvzela Kook at Mana Contemporary this June-July. The exhibition opens on June 27th.
Join ESS for our summer gala! With performances by Tortoise, Helen Gillet with Kim Alpert, TALsounds, and Jeff Parker/Ben LaMar Gay/Tomeka Reid, this is a line up you do not want to miss. All proceeds go directly back into our programs, supporting the artists we work with and helping ESS continue to make space for creative experimentation.
Helen Gillet uses an amplified cello, loop pedal, effects and vocals in her solo show. Her current solo performance explores the noise, distortion, vibration and rhythmic phasing by both extended techniques of improvisation and live looping the cello. Afterward she'll discuss her creative practice with Tim Daisy.
Ikue Mori performs a solo set on laptop/electronics, and then discusses her creative history with Ken Vandermark.
Veteran saxophonist, improviser, and composer Dave Rempis performs a solo concert on the Option stage. An interview with Tim Daisy follows.
Lou Mallozzi presents a rare solo set of improvisations with turntables, CDs, mixer, microphones, and text. The set will be intertwined with questions, arguments and discussion posed by theorist and artist Seth Kim-Cohen. The result may be an improvised performance that contains its own interrogation, or an interrogation that improvises its own performance.
Celebrate the release of Fonema Consort's audio-visual recording project Fifth Tableau!
Ken Vandermark will play a solo set, followed by John Sparagana's presentation of his artwork, and an interview/discussion led by John Corbett called, "System and Variation/Variation Systems."
Moments of Intersection is a discussion between Missouri artist KERRY MULVANIA HIRTH and Chicago drummer TIM DAISY. Audiences will be able to view a pop-up exhibition of Hirth's visual artworks based on colors she perceived while listening to Daisy's music. Daisy will also play selections of his compositions.