Filtering by: Oscillations

OSCILLATIONS: Noisée le Seque + Ben Zucker
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

OSCILLATIONS: Noisée le Seque + Ben Zucker

Noisée le Seque is an outsider performance artist and DIY noise musician. She used to bury cassette tapes in the DIY basements where she would perform with her cast of salvaged hybrid electronic instruments. Noisée le Seque (born Ruth Edwards) furiously forages the city for electronic equipment that could be broken into and hacked for their lurking electronic sounds. Noisée then transforms her instruments into fantastical hyper-dimensional hybrids - part sculpture, part machine, part animal.

Ben Zucker will present an experimental/performance podcast à la Radiolab. He'll be utilizing Max/MSP to alter his own voice/other voices so he can talk with himself. This performance and its recording will be used as a springboard for future performance. The recording of the ESS performance will be part of an expanded series or set where the recordings could be used as material as part of future performances, so that episodes of the podcast, in hopes that it gets so far, begin to fold in on themselves as themes and material collide.

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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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OSCILLATIONS: Alejandro Acierto / Allen Moore
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Alejandro Acierto / Allen Moore

Alejandro Acierto performs 'Transmit,' a performance installation for voice and breath mediated through an 8-channel speaker system in multiple rooms. //  Allen Moore's work converses with the signifiers of African American and popular culture, bringing to view the underlying themes of our racial and emotional experiences. Moore creates experimental sounds and objects that parallel his own biographical narrative, casting inverted recordings (graphite and adhesive) from popular vinyl records from his childhood.

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OSCILLATIONS: Anιl Çamcι  / Focus Group LLC
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Anιl Çamcι / Focus Group LLC

Anil Çamci's 'Temas,' which generates purely electronic sounds, stochastically traverses the fine line between the organic and the synthesized, forming contacts with representationality. //  Focus Group LLC is a new ensemble of musicians formed by composer Ethan T. Parcell to perform Parcell's long-form performance texts and text-based works by epochal composers-poets. The group seamlessly fuses a rich acoustic drone-centric sound and acute attention to detail with a theatrical gusto to accompany the spoken and sung centerpieces of their repertoire. The music takes inspiration from the music-theatre of Robert Ashley, John Cage, and other composer-performers and distills it into a intense, almost private-seeming series of meditations on language, singing, and the creation of sound.

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OSCILLATIONS: Rested Field / JCSpaceRadio
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Rested Field / JCSpaceRadio

Rested Field is a Boston-based experimental trio, invested in exploring alternative modes of music-making that integrate both deterministic and improvisatory strategies. Taking their name from agricultural allegory, Rested Field fosters an interdisciplinary action, striving to cultivate meeting-places for the creative practices of its participants, collaborators, and peers. Rested Field is Chuck Furlong (clarinet, electronics), Clifton Ingram (guitar, electronics), and Daniel Lewis (percussion, electronics). //  JCSpaceRadio will present a frequency sculpture using light, live radio broadcast, and movement scores exploring electromagnetic energy at the physical level. Part performance lecture, part dance, and part meditation – we will put you in our sonic womb and hold you close.

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OSCILLATIONS: Daniel Wyche / Byron Westbrook
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Daniel Wyche / Byron Westbrook

OSCILLATIONS enters its third year with a stunning lineup of artists from across the US, all innovators in their craft who are working across disciplines to create unclassifiable works that challenge listeners' perceptions of sound, music, space, and time. The artists were selected by a panel composed of ESS staff members and artists featured in last year's OSCILLATIONS series, from a very competitive group of submissions we received in response to an open call for proposals.

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OSCILLATIONS: André Foisy / Anthony Janas & Peter Speer
Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: André Foisy / Anthony Janas & Peter Speer

OSCILLATIONS enters its third year with a stunning lineup of artists from across the US, all innovators in their craft who are working across disciplines to create unclassifiable works that challenge listeners' perceptions of sound, music, space, and time. The artists were selected by a panel composed of ESS staff members and artists featured in last year's OSCILLATIONS series, from a very competitive group of submissions we received in response to an open call for proposals.

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OSCILLATIONS: Keith/Larson Duo / Kikù Hibino
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Keith/Larson Duo / Kikù Hibino

OSCILLATIONS enters its third year with a stunning lineup of artists from across the US, all innovators in their craft who are working across disciplines to create unclassifiable works that challenge listeners' perceptions of sound, music, space, and time. The artists were selected by a panel composed of ESS staff members and artists featured in last year's OSCILLATIONS series, from a very competitive group of submissions we received in response to an open call for proposals.

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OSCILLATIONS: Bill MacKay w/Matt Lux  |  Cinchel
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Bill MacKay w/Matt Lux | Cinchel

OSCILLATIONS is the newest addition to ESS’ regular programming (SummerSonic, Outer Ear, Florasonic, Audible Gallery, &c.). In this eclectic series, presented artists were sourced from submissions received in abundant response to an open call for proposals addressed to creative musicians and sound artists from Chicago and beyond. The eight selected artists operate in a diverse array of genres, from contemporary composition to experimental folk to ambient improvisation; each night features a bill of two complimentary or contrasting artists selected from the submissions we received.

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OSCILLATIONS: The Happy Maladies  |  Mike Weis
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: The Happy Maladies | Mike Weis

OSCILLATIONS is the newest addition to ESS’ regular programming (SummerSonic, Outer Ear, Florasonic, Audible Gallery, &c.). In this eclectic series, presented artists were sourced from submissions received in abundant response to an open call for proposals addressed to creative musicians and sound artists from Chicago and beyond. The eight selected artists operate in a diverse array of genres, from contemporary composition to experimental folk to ambient improvisation; each night features a bill of two complimentary or contrasting artists selected from the submissions we received.

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OSCILLATIONS: Alex Barnett/Ken Camden  |  Brett Naucke
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Alex Barnett/Ken Camden | Brett Naucke

OSCILLATIONS is the newest addition to ESS’ regular programming (SummerSonic, Outer Ear, Florasonic, Audible Gallery, &c.). In this eclectic series, presented artists were sourced from submissions received in abundant response to an open call for proposals addressed to creative musicians and sound artists from Chicago and beyond. The eight selected artists operate in a diverse array of genres, from contemporary composition to experimental folk to ambient improvisation; each night features a bill of two complimentary or contrasting artists selected from the submissions we received.

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OSCILLATIONS: Grant Wallace Band, Andy Costello
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

OSCILLATIONS: Grant Wallace Band, Andy Costello

OSCILLATIONS is the newest addition to ESS’ regular programming (SummerSonic, Outer Ear, Florasonic, Audible Gallery, &c.). In this eclectic series, presented artists were sourced from submissions received in abundant response to an open call for proposals addressed to creative musicians and sound artists from Chicago and beyond. The eight selected artists operate in a diverse array of genres, from contemporary composition to experimental folk to ambient improvisation; each night features a bill of two complimentary or contrasting artists selected from the submissions we received.

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