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OPTION: Sandy Ewen solo + discussion

  • ESS 5925 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

September 17th, 2018

Doors 7. Music 7:30.

Sound artist, visual artist and architect Sandy Ewen makes her debut on the Option stage with a set of solo music. A conversation about her work follows.

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SANDY EWEN is an experimental guitarist, artist and architect who has recently relocated to NYC from Houston, TX. So far in 2018, she has released a duo album with Weasel Walter and played numerous gigs in Texas, New York, Toronto and elsewhere. Sandy spent much of 2017 touring, performing solo sets and in collaboration with Steve Jansen (tapes and electronics) and Maria Chavez (turntables) around Europe.

Her other current projects include the trio Etched in the Eye, a duo with Tom Carter called Spiderwebs, the trio Garden medium, and ongoing collaborations with percussionist Weasel Walter and bassist Damon Smith. In years past, Ewen has performed alongside Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Lydia Lunch and many others, and has performed and recorded with Jaap Blonk, Henry Kaiser and more. In 2014 she performed at San Francisco's 13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, and she has made several appearances at Austin's annual No Idea Festival. Ewen's approach to playing is centered around found objects and extended guitar techniques.

photos by Peter Gannushkin

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