bregne is a site-responsive installation inhabiting Lincoln Park’s Fern Room by Nomi Epstein. The work looks at the visual blooming process of ferns and uses the unfurling pattern as framework for instrumentation and environmental listening experience.
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.
In the final evening of Oscillations performances, composer, musician, and puppeteer Divyamaan Sahoo will present his new work “Flatland” and Les Chanteuses du Rien (Elaine Lemieux, Hanna Brock, and Sara Zalek) will present an immersive improvisation utilizing the entire ESS building.
December 2, 2018 - ESS & CAA founder Lou Mallozzi presents a playlist of sound art and performance pieces that are “not music” - selected from the Creative Audio Archive’s ESS Collection.
In the second concert from the Oscillations series, KG Price will create new polyphonic compositions using turntables. In the second set, Riley Leitch and Kelley Sheehan present their evolving project zP42, a site specific improvisation utilizing max msp.
Eduardo Rosario will present his open form composition entitled On Circulation, followed by Ben Roidl-Ward and Ted Moore with a new work exploring multimedia performance.
Los Angeles based percussionist Booker Stardrum makes his Option debut.
On October 28th, Ace Hotel and ESS welcome Steven Krakow for Sunday Sessions, presenting a playlist of rare recordings from the Malachi Ritscher collection of the Creative Audio Archive.
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.
Chicago based cellist and composer Liliana Zofia Wosko performs a solo set followed by a duo with rising star Ben Lamar Gay on cornet.
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.
‘Mt. Shamao’ is a site-responsive installation by Milad Mozari and Mitsu Salmon as part of ESS’s Florasonic series at Lincoln Park Conservatory.
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.