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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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AUDIBLE GALLERY: Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon'
Apr
15
to Apr 23

AUDIBLE GALLERY: Bielak / Schmalz: 'Fourth Horizon'

Fourth Horizon is a meditation on living in a city with water as a constant eastern horizon. Inspired by a theater stage constructed over water and an early commercial radio broadcast of a telepathy experiment, the exhibition explores the relation between the built and natural environments—and the spaces for imagination, connection, and alienation in daily urban life. Fourth Horizon incorporates sculpture, video, text, and sound into a process-based installation that meets Chicago at the shore of Lake Michigan.

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KINOSONIK #5: Walter Kitundu / Katherine Young
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

KINOSONIK #5: Walter Kitundu / Katherine Young

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #5: Walter Kitundu / Katherine Young (BCH)
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

KINOSONIK #5: Walter Kitundu / Katherine Young (BCH)

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #4: Damon Locks / Peter Maunu
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

KINOSONIK #4: Damon Locks / Peter Maunu

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #4: Damon Locks / Peter Maunu
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

KINOSONIK #4: Damon Locks / Peter Maunu

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice
Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

KINOSONIK #3: Mwata Bowden / Coppice

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians will collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings—Mwata Bowden/Coppice, Damon Locks/Peter Maunu, and Walter Kitundu/Katherine Young—will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the late summer and fall of 2015. Once again, the artists 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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KINOSONIK #2: Olivia Block & Tomeka Reid (BCH)
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

KINOSONIK #2: Olivia Block & Tomeka Reid (BCH)

In collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House and Chicago Film Archives, ESS is proud to present a pilot project of live music/sound performances with cinema.In two mini-residencies, two pairs of collaborating sound/music artists will each spend 4 to 6 weeks studying and working with several short films selected from CFA’s extensive vault.

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KINOSONIK #2: Olivia Block & Tomeka Reid
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

KINOSONIK #2: Olivia Block & Tomeka Reid

In collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House and Chicago Film Archives, ESS is proud to present a pilot project of live music/sound performances with cinema.In two mini-residencies, two pairs of collaborating sound/music artists will each spend 4 to 6 weeks studying and working with several short films selected from CFA’s extensive vault.

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KINOSONIK #1: Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate (BCH)
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

KINOSONIK #1: Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate (BCH)

In collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House and Chicago Film Archives, ESS is proud to present a pilot project of live music/sound performances with cinema.In two mini-residencies, two pairs of collaborating sound/music artists will each spend 4 to 6 weeks studying and working with several short films selected from CFA’s extensive vault.

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KINOSONIK #1: Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

KINOSONIK #1: Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate

In collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation's Black Cinema House and Chicago Film Archives, ESS is proud to present a pilot project of live music/sound performances with cinema.In two mini-residencies, two pairs of collaborating sound/music artists will each spend 4 to 6 weeks studying and working with several short films selected from CFA’s extensive vault.

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AUDIBLE GALLERY: Terri Kapsalis, Damon Locks, Wayne Montana, Rob Shaw: 'Noon Moons'
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

AUDIBLE GALLERY: Terri Kapsalis, Damon Locks, Wayne Montana, Rob Shaw: 'Noon Moons'

As part of our Sun Ra/El Saturn Commissions series, ESS asked Damon Locks (The Eternals) to create a new artwork responding to ESS’s extensive archive of Sun Ra recordings. In lieu of a solo work, he teamed up with writer/performer Terri Kapsalis, The Eternals’ Wayne Montana, and animator Rob Shaw to collaborate on an 18-minute video. Throughout the process, Locks has been working on a new series of related prints that will be on display in ESS’ Audible Gallery through April 4. At the opening of the exhibition of these prints on Saturday February 4th, the video—Noon Moons—will screen at 7:30 and 8:30pm.

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Mar
5
to Mar 7

The First Breath of Tengan Rei

Japanese star Erika Oda (Kore-eda's Cannes smash After Life) stars as Tengan Rei, a young Okinawan woman who kidnaps Paris, the teenage son of a U.S. Marine convicted of raping her when she was a girl. Unlocking their shared histories, Rei and Paris are drawn together, even as the boy's father closes in on them. Set against the stunning tropical beauty of Okinawa and the rusted grit of industrial Chicago, The First Breath of Tengan Rei takes viewers on an unforgettable emotional journey.

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Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Variable Area: Hearing and Seeing Sound, 1966–78

Curated by film scholar Michelle Puetz, this program presents films that investigate the visual and aural possibilities of 16mm optical audio, as sounds perform images and images become sonic scores. Works by Peter Kubelka, Chris Langdon, Robert Russett, Paul Sharits, Barry Spinello, and a live accompaniment by musicians Art Lange, Guillermo Gregorio, and Brian Labycz to Richard Lerman's Sections for Screen Performers and Audience (1974).

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