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The Bridge [2.1]: Crying Out Loud
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Bridge [2.1]: Crying Out Loud

Experimental Sound Studio is proud to present The Bridge [2.1] for a performance and live recording in the studio as a concluding event in their 3 day micro-residency. Their collaborative efforts titled, Crying Out Loud, is an improvisational quintet ensemble featuring Dan Bitney (drums), Christian Bopp (trombone, voice), Rob Frye (woodwinds, electronics), Jayve Montgomery (woodwinds, electronics) and Simon Sieger (trombone, tuba, accordion, piano).

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OPTION: Biliana Voutchkova and Jakob Warmenbol
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

OPTION: Biliana Voutchkova and Jakob Warmenbol

Biliana Voutchkova (violin) and Jakob Warmenbol (drums) will each play a solo set of music, and conclude the evening with a short improvised duo piece. Biliana Voutchkova is an essential member of the Berlin music scene and her album Blurred Music was picked as a Top Ten of 2018 by the Free Jazz Blog.  Jakob Warmenbol is a principal figure on the Belgian scene and has collaborated with a wide range of improvisers, such as Greg Cohen, John Hollenbeck, and Joachim Badenhorst; this will be his only solo performance during his current residency in Chicago.

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OPTION: Don Dietrich
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

OPTION: Don Dietrich

Don Dietrich's concert on the OPTION series at Experimental Sound Studio presents one of the founding figures of American improvised music and sonic exploration in a solo context. After his performance he'll discuss his musical history with Ken Vandermark and answer questions from the audience.


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Special Event: Jordan Martins, 'Fugal Systems'
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Special Event: Jordan Martins, 'Fugal Systems'

On January 31 ESS presents a prototype of a larger format Fugal Systems music series scheduled to debut at Experimental Station in fall 2019. Participating in this preview iteration are Billie Howard, Ayanna Woods, Angel Bat Dawid, and Adam Vida. Join us for this unique, immersive live sound collage that will take over the entire ESS building.

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ten x Ten Retrospective at Star Lounge

Stop by Star Lounge on Friday, April 13 to hear and see new collaborations from Chicago artists Melina Ausikaitis, Ambrosia Bartosekulva, Allen Moore, and Sadie Woods. Known for their robust practices in both visual art and music, these performers were brought together through the collaborative project Ten x Ten. 

Functioning as both an encore of Ten x Ten 2017 and retrospective of prior iterations, audience are invited to enjoy musical performances from 2017 artist pairs (Allen Moore & Sadie Woods and Melina Ausikaitis & Ambrosia Bartosekulva) while viewing Ten x Ten screen prints from all five iterations. 
 

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Jennifer Walshe + Mocrep at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Jennifer Walshe + Mocrep at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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Experimental Sound Studio, in collaboration with MOCREP,  is pleased to present a performance of works by Jennifer Walshe on April 10th at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. This exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between Walshe and Mocrep, will include moments of karaoke, sounds of the outdoors and sometimes no sound at all. This performance has been facilitated by the Aisteach Institute, the Avant Garde Archive of Ireland, and will feature the Chicago premier of the film, AN GLÉACHT.
 

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Banrei: mass notification : Audible Gallery Opening and Performance
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Banrei: mass notification : Audible Gallery Opening and Performance

mass notification is a sound installation by the artist Banrei that considers auditory methods of control and the language of the siren. The work experienced at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) consists of an array of hundreds of works dispersed through short auditory bursts of sound that swell and spatter, interspersed with moments of modulated silence, utilizing sheer volume as a visceral form of object presence.

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SSSS! Second Sexing Sound Symposium: Works by Lee Blalock, Jen Hill, Deidre Huckabay and Jenna Lyle
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

SSSS! Second Sexing Sound Symposium: Works by Lee Blalock, Jen Hill, Deidre Huckabay and Jenna Lyle

The Second Sexing Sound Symposium (SSSS!) is a series of public events in Chicago dedicated to ideas, research, performance, and conversation surrounding female and trans-identifying practitioners in and around the sonic arts.

Our final event of SSSS! is a concert with works by Lee Blalock, Jen Hill, Deidre Huckabay and Jenna Lyle.

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SSSS! Second Sexing Sound Symposium: KINOSONIK with Frauke Aulbert and Seth Parker Woods
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

SSSS! Second Sexing Sound Symposium: KINOSONIK with Frauke Aulbert and Seth Parker Woods

The Second Sexing Sound Symposium (SSSS!) is a series of public events in Chicago dedicated to ideas, research, performance, and conversation surrounding female and trans-identifying practitioners in and around the sonic arts.

Back for its third year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut, Experimental Sound Studio, and the Chicago Film Archives. This year, musicians Frauke Aulbert and Seth Parker Woods will collaborate to compose live scores for a selection of films curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive collection. Aulbert and Woods were selected based on their substantive and exemplary artistic accomplishments to date, their commitment to risk-taking exploratory approaches to sound and music, their long-standing experience in collaboration, and their interest in integrating their various sonic approaches with moving image.

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OSCILLATIONS: Billie Howard and Rebecca Himelstein + Hayden Beck
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

OSCILLATIONS: Billie Howard and Rebecca Himelstein + Hayden Beck

Rebecca Himelstein's (supercollider) and Billie Howard's (violin) work offers expressions of emotional extremes as a means of re-experiencing and making meaningful their affective spaces. Through the composition of close and shifting frequencies, extreme dynamics, and over or undersaturation, they compose visceral experiences of the depth, density and complexity of disorientation, destruction, anger, loneliness, vertigo, and awe through synthetic and acoustic sound.

Hayden Beck will be presenting a new work for an amplified, live-processedprepared piano soundboard featuring lfo modulated radio, small motors, speakers, and telephone pickups.

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