There’s more than one way to immerse yourself in sound, and electronic musician Byron Westbrook seems to be working his way through as many options as he can. He’s run the soundboard for Phill Niblock, the loudest man in minimalism; under the name Corridors, he’s conducted concerts for absent instruments that involved audience members passing […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Stylin’ Out Network and includes an image by Chicago artist Ricardo Mondragon.
The new Scale is billed to composer and improvising harpist Zeena Parkins and Chicago sound artist and radio producer Jeff Kolar, but its story involves a larger group of collaborators. In 2017, University of Illinois professor Jennifer Monson (who’s also a choreographer and dancer) commissioned Parkins and Kolar to work with her, dancer Mauriah Kraker, […]
Baltimore experimental electronic duo Matmos have released a steady stream of albums over their 25 years, many of which feature guest artists, but on the new The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form they’ve brought in enough collaborators to fill a house party. They made the album in part from submissions by 99 musicians […]
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.
The Horace Mann Marching Mustangs launch a fund-raiser to buy instruments, Douglas Park hosts a free workshop on field recordings and graphic scores, and more.
On a new collaborative album, Cyrus Pireh and Alan Courtis use malbec as a sonic circuit.
He performs music from his bracing 2013 album Songs of Little Sleep.
Six Reader writers fan out to consider Author & Punisher, Ciara, and more
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
Chicagoans recommend Cook County Social Club, The Still Point of the Turning World, and CCX.
The sound artist makes some rare Chicago appearances this week.
Composer Richard Lerman presents his bicycle sound art composition, Travelon Gamelon, at this weekend’s Logan Launch Festival
Each week, we ask you to show us something. This week it’s a springboard.