Lampo announces its WS17 season, with six programs—and several special works to premiere in Chicago. Artists include Sarah Davachi, Lasse Marhaug, Sergei Tcherepnin, Jacob Kirkegaard, Olivia Block and Phill Niblock. On January 28, young Canadian composer Sarah Davachi makes her Chicago debut, at long last. Rescheduled from November, Davachi premieres a new composition for vintage synthesizers, harmonium … Continued
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illusion of Safety, Lampo presents solo work from Chicagoan Dan Burke. He performs Time Remaining and a new composition written for this rare local performance.
Since 1983 Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Dan Burke (b.1960, Chicago, Ill.), working alone and with various collaborators. IOS’ work has varied over the years—at different times called ambient, post-industrial, electroacoustic, noise, sound collage, improvisation and power electronics—never settling on any given style or method.
Several of Chicago’s leading musicians have collaborated with Burke. The earliest version of the group included Cheer-Accident’s Thymme Jones; in 1988 Jim O’Rourke began an affiliation that lasted five years. Since then the project has included people like Kevin Drumm, Kurt Griesch, Ben Vida, Jeb Bishop and Darrin Gray.