• David Grubbs

The Umbrella Music Festival isn’t the only option this week for fans of adventurous music. In July I wrote about the inaugural Sound Art Theories Symposium, an academic conference organized by Lou Mallozzi at the School of the Art Institute, and it’s finally happening this weekend. In my previous post I mentioned a couple of music-related activities loosely connected to the conference, including a four-channel sound installation by Seattle’s Steve Peters at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Laughter & Tears, a surround-sound installation by Olivia Block and Joseph Clayton Mills of Haptic that runs from 10 AM till 10 PM on Saturday and Sunday Friday and Saturday in Millennium Park. But a few more events loosely connected to symposium have popped up since then.