Steve Roden, a prolific visual and sound artist from Pasadena, California, makes a rare visit to Chicago this week, performing Tuesday night at the Burlington Bar and participating in a panel discussion at UIC’s Gallery 400, where he has work in the space’s current exhibit, “Observer Effect.” A couple years ago, Bill Meyer wrote at length about a different sort of Roden project: . . . I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces (Dust-to-Digital), a magnificent book packed with music-related photographs and 2 CDs of rare 78-rpm recordings, all from 1880 to 1955 and taken from Roden’s own collection, much of which has been scavenged from flea markets.