Lampo announces its FW18 season, running from September through December. Artists include Oren Ambarchi, Jeff Witscher, Alan Licht, Madalyn Merkey and Carl Stone. On September 15, Oren Ambarchi plays the U.S. premiere of Sbagliato—his new work for two guitars (Graham Foundation). In October, Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell premieres a new performance for Lampo, constrained … 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.