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

Jennifer Walshe + Mocrep at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (map)
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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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Option Fundraiser and Celebration: Keep Your Options Open II
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Option Fundraiser and Celebration: Keep Your Options Open II

Join us in celebrating our fourth season of Option, a weekly series of improvised music curated by Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman, and hosted by ESS. Keep Your Options Open II will feature Nate Wooley’s powerhouse trio, Icepick; Mat Maneri as a special guest on violin and viola; and a premiere of a new work entitled, “310 Lines” by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (voice) with Katie Young (bassoon and electronics) and Jenna Lyle (voice and movement). We’ll keep the party going after with John Corbett spinning records along with special guest DJ Peter Margasak. We'll also have Sketchbook Brewing serving their finest seasonal brews for the evening. As a token of our appreciation for all of our Option supporters, we will be releasing a special limited edition CD featuring artists from the 2017 Option season. Funds raised from this evening will go directly back into the series, supporting artist fees and travel in 2018.

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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: 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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

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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