Ratboys celebrate their tenth birthday in a virtual living room at Schubas, Northwestern’s New Music Conference returns in online form, and more.
Iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman died homeless almost three decades ago, and his work was nearly lost. But classical music finally has room for a queer black voice in the minimalist pantheon.
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
Composer Alvin Lucier comes to Chicago for a three-day retrospective.
The CSO’s Katinka Kleijn premieres a duet for cello and brain waves
The cream of the year-end crop of box sets and reissues
You can buy the machine Ghost’s Masaki Batoh used to translate brain waves to sound for his new album.
Eighth Blackbird celebrates musical minimalism and maximalism this weekend at the MCA.
Young new-music collective Aperiodic dives headfirst into post-Cage experimentation with its second concert, Sunday afternoon at Elastic.