A secondary rainbow is a faint visual echo that appears outside a rainbow when light bends twice while passing through raindrops. Composer, violist, and occasional vocalist Catherine Lamb uses careful calculation and subtle dynamics to evoke correspondingly liminal sonic experiences. Born in Olympia, Washington, and based in Berlin, she’s developed a musical approach that combines […]
On two recent multidisc sets, Australian composer, improviser, and electroacoustic musician Anthony Pateras chronicles his compulsive drive to try new things and move on. In the booklet that accompanies Bern • Melbourne • Milan, a release by his trio with drummer Sean Baxter and guitarist David Brown, Baxter recalls that Pateras wowed him and Brown […]
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, May 17
There are so many tempting concerts you may wish you could split in two.
“I got to have Peter Brötzmann play at my house. I have Z’ev play at my house.”
Matt Carlson (Golden Retriever, ex-Parenthetical Girls) makes his local solo debut at Lampo’s spring season opener.
More music from Boston synth explorer Keith Fullerton Whitman, who plays a Lampo show Saturday
You can listen to Saturday’s Greg Kelley concert from anywhere thanks to a new Chicago Internet radio station called Numbers.FM.
A local multimedia artist makes noise you can almost touch. Plus: Wild Flag tops the latest Pitchfork rumors, Ben Weasel
loses some fans at SXSW, and more
Chicago’s premier experimental music presenter Lampo announces its first series in almost a year.
Sound artist Robert Beatty (of Hair Police) performs solo and collaborates with experimental animator Takeshi Murata at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday.
Sound artist Maryanne Amacher and free jazz bassist Sirone died this week.
Normally this is the time of year I look forward to learning Lampo‘s fall lineup. One of the midwest’s greatest advocates for experimental music, Lampo has been presenting dynamic work, often in exclusive U.S. engagements, from some of the world’s most important sound artists and musicians for more than a decade. But no announcement of […]
Berlin ensemble Zeitkratzer keeps expanding the definition of contemporary classical music.
Get cozy with Phill Niblock’s thick drones at Lampo on Saturday.