The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
Last year Emil Strandberg added British violinist Philipp Wachsmann to his working trio to make an impressively delicate and economical improvised album.
French-Austrian duo Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger and Chicago trio ZRL highlight this weekend’s options for adventurous live music.
The Viennese turntable improviser makes his Chicago debut tonight.
Peira Records unleashes some new music, including a strong improvised duo outing from Tim Daisy and Jason Stein.
Bassoonist and former Chicagoan Katherine Young returns to town for concerts tonight at Elastic and Saturday at Post Family Gallery.
Okkyung Lee, who plays Sunday night at the Pritzker Pavilion in Min Xiao-Fen’s Asian Trio, is one of the most beguiling young figures in New York’s creative-music community. The Korean cellist—she came to the U.S. in 1993, at age 18—moves effortlessly between different worlds without changing her sound in any significant way. She plays in […]
Monster trumpeter Peter Evans plays a free solo set Monday night at Corbett vs. Dempsey.
Fixtures of the improvised-music scenes in Lebanon and Norway touch down at the Hideout.
Trumpeter Jaimie Branch keeps getting better and better.
The experimental trio Yuganaut finds new uses for the analog synthesizer.
Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm sets his Valentine Trio loose.
Two radically different horn players descend on Chicago this weekend.
Experimental filmmaker and musician Michael Snow comes to Chicago to present a survey of old and new work.