John Wiese

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

The great John Wiese returns to Lampo to perform his new four-channel composition Time Column—a work that “imposes vertical time on horizontal sounds,” he says.

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.

In May 2012 John Wiese performed three new works for Lampo—a quad diffusion of Magical Crystal Blah, a new version of Battery Instruments, and a concrète improvisation.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation