Today Olivia Block speaks about 132 Ranks and her experience working with the Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Chapel, in an interview on Morning Shift WBEZ 91.5 FM. Block discusses her early days in Texas, how she came to experimental music, and her current interests as an artist, including what makes this new work commissioned by Lampo and … Continued
Lampo is thrilled to present the U.S. debut of Czech artist Slavek Kwi (aka Artificial Memory Trace). Here, he performs Orgenviron, a live manipulation of acoustic and amplified objects played within a sound environment created with a special speaker set-up. He also premieres a new multichannel piece made for Lampo, using sounds he recorded when building his new house.
While in Chicago, Slavek Kwi also will perform live on the radio with Jennifer Walshe.
Slavek Kwi (b.19xx, Prague, Czech Republic) is a sound artist, composer and researcher who has operated under the name Artificial Memory Trace since 1990. Fascinated by nature from an early age, his organic compositions layer natural acoustics, found sounds and field recordings, which in their detail show his ongoing preoccupation with space and perception. He creates radio broadcasts, film and theater soundtracks, multichannel sound and audio-visual installations, and performances, and he has released several recordings. He also facilitates experimental sound workshops with autistic children and those with learning disabilities. Kwi left his homeland in 1986 and lived in Belgium for 14 years, before settling in Ireland in 2000.