The city is replacing the Chicago Jazz Festival with a slimmed-down online event, while the smaller, nimbler Hyde Park Jazz Festival plans to try pop-up in-person shows.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Trumpeter Jacob Wick grew up in the Chicago area and now lives in Mexico City. Like his contemporaries Birgit Ulher, Peter Evans, Axel Dörner, and Nate Wooley, he employs extended techniques that enable him to produce sounds very different from conventional brass playing. His vocabulary encompasses coarse-grained ribbons of frayed wind, rhythmic puffs that resemble […]
Sound artists Oren Ambarchi and Crys Cole have both had thrilling careers. Ambarchi has run experimental label Black Truffle for more than a decade, and he’s collaborated with a wide array of avant-garde luminaries, including Sunn O))), Keiji Haino, and Keith Rowe and John Tilbury (both veterans of long-running UK improvising group AMM). Last year, […]
Highlights of the 2020 Frequency Festival include a fusion of Carnatic music and jazz, a solo vocal piece for Diamond Reynolds, and programs of work by Eliane Radigue and Annea Lockwood.
A sign-off and an appreciation—plus some favorite stories from the past 25 years
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.
Pastor T.L. Barrett is beloved by music fanatics and rappers eager to sample throwback gospel; he also defrauded thousands, as the Reader reported in 1989.
The concert series booked by the Reader‘s Peter Margasak throws its second annual six-day festival of boundary-erasing music.
Reader writer Peter Margasak celebrates three years of his Frequency Series with a festival of adventurous new music.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, September 21
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, September 20
Neneh Cherry talks about seeing Bad Brains at age 14 in Pitchfork’s record fair.
Social media editor Gwynedd Stuart, staff writer Peter Margasak, and Kaitlin Butler, the winner of our itinerary contest, plot their day.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, June 23