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Members have access to raw full-length OPTION video performances. The most recent shows are listed below. Access the full archive here.

March 11, 2019: Biliana Voutchkova (violin) and Jakob Warmenbol (drums) will each play a solo set of music, and conclude the evening with a short improvised duo piece. Sponsored by Luhring Augustine.

March 4, 2019: The OPTION series at Experimental Sound Studio presents one of the founding figures of American improvised music and sonic exploration in a solo context. After his performance he'll discuss his musical history with Ken Vandermark and answer questions from the audience. (Full Concert Archive)

October 29, 2018 - Los Angeles based percussionist Booker Stardrum made his Option debut with a solo set, followed by a trio with Dave Rempis and Beth McDonald in the second set. October OPTION concerts were sponsored by Peter Freeman Inc.

Sunday Session Playlists

Members have access to curated playlists from ESS’s Creative Audio Archive Sunday Sessions. This new program from the Creative Audio Archive at ESS asks guest curators, those with ties to a particular CAA collection, to assemble a playlist around a theme and present it at a live listening event. Between and beside these historic sounds, curators will provide first-hand stories and conversation, offering further insight into important recordings of avant-garde music makers.