John Wiese

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

In his Lampo debut, he presents three new works—a quad diffusion of Magical Crystal Blah, an all-new iteration of Battery Instruments, and a concrète improvisation. Expect an immersive sonic experience, shaped by John’s distinctive and precise use of stereo panning. That’s blurb code for: “Come early and sit in the middle.”

John Wiese (b.1977, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.) works primarily in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles. He is a prolific artist and has various ongoing projects, including the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek, and collaborations with Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Aaron Dilloway, Kevin Drumm, Lasse Marhaug and others. In 2011 he released his 100th 7-inch record, celebrated with a retrospective exhibit and monograph. Many of these recordings were published on his Helicopter label, and on more than 50 independent labels from around the world. Wiese has toured extensively and has appeared at several leading international festivals. He lives in Los Angeles.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation