Andrew Lampert & Chris Corsano

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Andrew Lampert and Chris Corsano perform Lampert’s Intraday, one of the text scores in the Lampo Folio.

Intraday is a musical study of Spotify’s stock fluctuation between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on May 13, 2021. The work is a structured improvisation performed in accordance with the ups and downs of the stock price, as represented by 92 line charts in the score. Performers are presented with a wide range of tactics to guide them through a small amount of musical space.

The Lampo Folio is a collection of text-based scores by ten interdisciplinary artists who are all engaged on some level with sound and language. Each commissioned work provides written instructions that can be used to enact a personal, possibly intimate performance at home. Lampert is a co-editor and contributor to the collection.

Today’s concert coincides with the hour Intraday was composed, and it is presented in the domestic context of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, which was a home from 1902-1963. Lampert and Corsano also note they are being paid more than the musicians and musical rights holders on Spotify who earn between $0.003 to $0.005 a stream.

Andrew Lampert (b.1976, St. Louis, Mo.) is an artist, archivist and writer. His eclectic and extensive body of films, videos, performances, and photographs have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto Film Festival, and New York Film Festival, among other venues. The former Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives, he has preserved hundreds of important films and videos. Recent projects include co-editing (with Andrew Fenchel) and contributing to the text score collection Lampo Folio (2021, Lampo), releasing the album Lush Valley (2021), co-editing (with Constance DeJong) the book Tony Conrad: Writings (2019, Primary Information), and co-writing (with Howie Chen) the monthly column “Hard Truths” for Art In America. His new book, William Wegman: Writing by Artist, will be released by Primary Information this spring.

Chris Corsano (b.1975, Englewood, N.J.) is a drummer who has been working at the intersections of free jazz, avant-rock, and experimental music since the late 1990s. He is a rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of jazz (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty, Evan Parker, Mette Rasmussen) and rock (Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke), as well as artists beyond categorization (Björk for her Volta album and world tour, Ghédalia Tazartès, Michael Flower, Okkyung Lee). Appearing on over 150 albums and touring in a wide array of collaborations, Corsano is also a celebrated solo performer, weaving free improvisation, extended percussion techniques, reed instruments, and drum heads resonated by bowed strings into an “ensemble of one.” In 2017 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation