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
In his first Chicago performance, Montreal-based artist Jean-François Laporte presents the sound installation Khôra and several new electroacoustic works
Jean-François Laporte (b.1968, Montreal, Canada) is perhaps most widely known for Mantra on Jerome Noetinger’s Metamkine label. This captivating drone work was rumored to use the sounds of a Zamboni machine. Regardless of the source, the piece shows Laporte’s fascination with the hypnotic, transforming and meditative properties of sound—whether from motors, conventional instruments, or his invented instruments, including the Flying Can, the Tu-Yo, the Siren Organ and the Bowl, built out of air compressors, pneumatic valves and boat horns.