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Florasonic:  Lakshmi Ramgopal: A Half-Light Chorus
May
6
to Jul 22

Florasonic: Lakshmi Ramgopal: A Half-Light Chorus

  • Lincoln Park Conservatory (map)
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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.

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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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May Chapel: Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Nov
5
2:30 PM14:30

May Chapel: Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

ESS is pleased to share our newly founded partnership with the beautiful and historic May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. Our inaugural show features a new concert length work by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society. Please join us for this FREE show complete with complementarily tea on behalf of ESS.

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ESS Fall Fundraiser Pop-up Happy Hour
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

ESS Fall Fundraiser Pop-up Happy Hour

  • Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar (map)
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Join ESS in celebrating our October membership drive with a live-streamed party at Maria's in Bridgeport. Bring your friends to relax with a cocktail, support ESS, and listen to music DJ'd by Hayden Beck, Glenna J. Fitch, and BIGGIDZ. 

Maria's will generously donate a portion of bar sales from this Happy Hour to ESS.

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Ten x Ten 2017: Dual Practices: Prints and Record Release
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ten x Ten 2017: Dual Practices: Prints and Record Release

The fifth and most conceptually broad iteration of Ten x Ten, ‘Ten x Ten 2017: Dual Practices’ brings together 10 notable Chicago artists who have robust practices in both visual art and music. By considering questions about boundaries and location, Ten x Ten 2017 will investigate Chicago neighborhood identities, urban change, and comfort in space and place.

 

Five artist pairs have been collaborating over several months to each create a two-part work that includes a song or audio piece and an 18” x 18” screen print. The results of these partnerships will be released with a concert and gallery exhibition at Experimental Sound Studio on Saturday, September 9th.The artists will perform excerpts from their collaborations and display their prints as well as other work.

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ESS Summer Gala
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

ESS Summer Gala

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.

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