• Ignaz Schick

Ignaz Schick doesn’t have to leave home to play with a lot of improvisers: the Berlin-based turntablist is already a member of two large, well-established ensembles, the seven-member Phosphor and the 24-piece Splitter Orchestra. During his recent travels he’s taken to throwing mini festivals during which he plays a series of short duets—sometimes with old friends, sometimes with people he’s never encountered before. He calls these events Explode the Monkey, and he’s staging one in Chicago at Enemy on Friday and Saturday night.