‘Mt. Shamao’ is a site-responsive installation by Milad Mozari and Mitsu Salmon as part of ESS’s Florasonic series at Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Chicago based cellist and composer Liliana Zofia Wosko performs a solo set followed by a duo with rising star Ben Lamar Gay on cornet.
Chicago based sound artist Lou Mallozzi returns to the Option stage. Tonight's performance will showcase a set of duo music with the visionary composer, improviser and sculptor Douglas Ewart.
This listening session explores the particular linguistic devices and manipulations used in two newly commissioned pieces by Fernanda Aoki Navarro and Pablo Santiago Chin as well as a virtuosic tour-de-force by composer Richard Barrett.
Prolific bassist and composer Max Johnson marks his Option debut with a solo set followed by an improvised trio with Dave Rempis on saxophones and Sam Pluta on electronics.
Bassist Luke Stewart performs a solo set. A conversation with Ken Vandermark follows.
Saxophonist Sarah Marie Hughes performs solo. A duo set with drummer Steve Hunt follows.
Cellist Kevin Davis performs solo. A trio set with bassoonist Katherine Young and drummer Phil Sudderberg follows.
Multidisciplinary french artist Julien Bayle performs solo. A talk with Ken Vandermark follows.
This workshop will be led by Greg Fox.
Solo sets by percussionist Fred Lonberg-Holm, saxophonist and clarinetist Keefe Jackson, and drummer Julian Kirshner. A trio set follows.
Percussionist Tyler Damon performs solo. A duo set with bassists Andrew Scott Young follows.
This workshop will be led by MT Coast.
Composer and computer musician Kelley Sheehan performs two duo sets: first with clarinetist Emily Beisel, then with Taylor Stevenson
Cellist and performance artist Lia Kohl performs duo with multi - instrumentalist Macie Stewart. A solo set with video follows.
Baltimore based musician, writer and performer Bonnie Jones performs solo on the OPTION stage, a conversation with Ken Vandermark follows.
2018 Wavefront artist-in-residence Dave Chow presents recent work in ESS’s Audible Gallery.
Exhibition opening for 2018 Wavefront artist-in-residence Dave Chow’s exhibition of recent work in ESS’s Audible Gallery.
Zurich based vocalist, drummer and electronics musician Jason Kahn performs solo on the OPTION stage and in a vocal duet with Chicago's Carol Genetti.
Composer, improviser and clarinetist Angel Bat Dawid presents two trios for her OPTION debut:
Set one includes Lia Kohl on cello and Norman Long on electronics while set two includes Adam Zanolini on saxophone and flute and Xris Espinoza on saxophone and bowed percussion.
Set in the Fern Room of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory, Lakshmi Ramgopal’s installation A Half-Light Chorus features a ninety-minute, four-channel recording of vocalists imitating the calls of birds from India and Sanskrit literature. Punctuated with original Tamil odes to individual birds, this tapestry of arias, whistles, clicks, and cries plays with the diurnal rhythms, forms, and functions of birdsong.