Jason Lescalleet

The Renaissance Society

Bond Chapel
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Something new from Jason Lescalleet, tape-looper and chart-topper. Here, in his much anticipated return to Chicago, he’ll play with the resonance of Bond Chapel’s neo-Gothic space.

Lescalleet makes his music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers.

Jason Lescalleet (b.1968, Worcester, Mass.) explores a sound world that occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment his work focuses on microscopic audio detail set awash in exaggerated and exploited site-specific acoustics. He has collaborated with Graham Lambkin, Aaron Dilloway, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, Ron Lessard (as Due Process) and nmperign. He has released recordings on such labels as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound and his own label, Glistening Examples. Jason Lescalleet has built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. He lives in Maine.

Jason Lescalleet last performed at Lampo in March 2007. In a two-night stand, he and Joe Colley performed one night of solo sets and one night of duos.

Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society; generously underwritten by Leslie Bodenstein and Jason Pickleman