This year's WAVE FRONT artist-in-residence is Brian Chu Yin-Woo (龢wo4) from Hong Kong. Before the end of his residency in Chicago, Brian will play a solo improvisation set, followed by a short presentation sharing insights into the underground music scene in his hometown and the ways in which it has inspired the ideas behind his creative process.
December 2, 2018 - ESS & CAA founder Lou Mallozzi presents a playlist of sound art and performance pieces that are “not music” - selected from the Creative Audio Archive’s ESS Collection.
This listening session explores the particular linguistic devices and manipulations used in two newly commissioned pieces by Fernanda Aoki Navarro and Pablo Santiago Chin as well as a virtuosic tour-de-force by composer Richard Barrett.
On October 28th, Ace Hotel and ESS welcome Steven Krakow for Sunday Sessions, presenting a playlist of rare recordings from the Malachi Ritscher collection of the Creative Audio Archive.
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.
Helen Gillet uses an amplified cello, loop pedal, effects and vocals in her solo show. Her current solo performance explores the noise, distortion, vibration and rhythmic phasing by both extended techniques of improvisation and live looping the cello. Afterward she'll discuss her creative practice with Tim Daisy.
Ikue Mori performs a solo set on laptop/electronics, and then discusses her creative history with Ken Vandermark.
Veteran saxophonist, improviser, and composer Dave Rempis performs a solo concert on the Option stage. An interview with Tim Daisy follows.
Lou Mallozzi presents a rare solo set of improvisations with turntables, CDs, mixer, microphones, and text. The set will be intertwined with questions, arguments and discussion posed by theorist and artist Seth Kim-Cohen. The result may be an improvised performance that contains its own interrogation, or an interrogation that improvises its own performance.
Ken Vandermark will play a solo set, followed by John Sparagana's presentation of his artwork, and an interview/discussion led by John Corbett called, "System and Variation/Variation Systems."
Moments of Intersection is a discussion between Missouri artist KERRY MULVANIA HIRTH and Chicago drummer TIM DAISY. Audiences will be able to view a pop-up exhibition of Hirth's visual artworks based on colors she perceived while listening to Daisy's music. Daisy will also play selections of his compositions.
Join us on Saturday, December 17 for a presentation of the work this year's artists completed during their residencies. The 2016 Artist Residency Program is made possible thanks once again to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Program.
Pianist Adam Tendler has led a colorful career, from a 50-state grassroots recital tour of American piano music (88x50), to realizing the feat of performing modern works from memory, like John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, and here for this event, Feldman’s Palais de Mari. A professor of Sound and Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute, Robert Snyder is the author of Music and Memory (MIT Press). A pianist and composer, Andy Costello is the founder and executive director of the Morton Feldman Chamber Players.
Coincident with Mother's Day, Wavefront artist Mark Chung will present a reworking of some video sculptures he made about his mother. He will screen the works as one piece, and perform a new scripted narration to accompany the visuals. Lou Mallozzi will then discuss Mark's Chicago experiences and how they have informed his work.