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PERFORMANCE: Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman, and Xris Espinoza

  • Experimental Sound Studio 5925 N RAVENSWOOD Chicago (map)
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Without Within: Performance by Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman and Xris Espinoza

Sunday, July 21 at 3 PM

Join us for an improvised sound performance at Experimental Sound Studio with trio Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman and Xris Espinoza.

This event is a part of the ongoing exhibition Without Within, a collaborative project between Experimental Sound Studio and Roman Susan Art Foundation.

Norman W. Long is a sound artist/designer/composer based in Chicago, IL. His current work focuses on sound art production within the larger context of landscape. The processes involved in his practice lie within the area of field recording, electro-acoustic composition and dub technique. His art/studio practice involves gardening, collecting, performing and recording to create objects, environments, situations in which the artist and audience are engaged in a dialogue about memory, space, value, silence and the invisible. It is his desire that his practice offers us a space to consider our relationship to sound via social, ecological structures, our interiority, and to affirm our existence. To hear work online, please visit and

Andrew Clinkman is a Chicago based guitarist whose work primarily centers around experimental and improvised music. In addition to solo guitar work and many ad hoc collaborations, he is an active member of several bands including Marker led by composer and saxophonist Ken Vandermark, and weirdo pop group Spirits Having Fun. His solo guitar recording, The Joy Of Cooking, was released in January 2015 by Lake Paradise Records. He has been a co-curator of the Option series at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago since June 2015 along with Ken Vandermark and Tim Daisy. To hear work online, please visit and

Chicago based artist, multi-instrumentalist and resident at The Hunter Radcliff House, X. Espinoza explores art and music as technology for self-transformation and liberation, consciously obliterating distinctions between mediums. Member of David Boykin's Sonic Healing ministries, The Participatory Music Coalition, Angel Bat Dawid's Brothahood, and Espinoza/Long duo. He has performed with Sura Dupart's Side Pocket Experience, MicroCosmic Sound Orchestra and Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.

Gallery Hours:
Sundays, 1 - 5 pm and by appointment (please email

Exhibition Information:
May 17 - August 18, 2019


Friday, May 17 from 6-9 PM – Opening reception with live performance by Norman W. Long

Sunday, June 30 at 3 PM – Sound walk with Norman W. Long, Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson, and Sara Zalek

Sunday, July 21 at 3 PM – Sound performance with Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman, and Xris Espinoza

Thursday, August 1 at 7 PM – Sound performance with Brett Naucke and screening of moving image works by Deborah Stratman and Manuela De Laborde

About ‘Without Within’

Found, arranged, abstracted, and transformed, Without Within is a two person exhibition with a new sound installation commissioned from Norman W. Long and assembled ceramic sculptures by Mie Kongo, curated by Ruth Hodgins. Inspired by observations and discovery from their surrounding environments, both artists play with altering perceptions using inspiration from found materials and field recordings. From metal and porcelain to electro-acoustic composition, each artist transforms the randomness and chance inherent to our everyday lived experiences into ordered, composed forms that meditate on memory, scale, shape, and sound. Over the course of the exhibition, each month a performance will activate the space, bringing together other artists who use sound and moving image in relation to the works on view. Without Within is a collaborative project organized by Experimental Sound Studio and Roman Susan Art Foundation

Roman Susan Art Foundation is a nonprofit art space and platform for exhibitions and events in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Roman Susan develops and supports new opportunities to display, create, and experience art. For more info, please visit

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Later Event: July 22
OPTION: Hollow Deck