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
Chicagoan Kevin Drumm premieres Land of Lurches—”a massive, murky bog of phasing sludge,” says the artist, or something new for synthesizer, contact microphones, effects pedals, computer, smoke, lights and soft cushions.
Kevin Drumm (b.1970, South Holland, Ill.) emerged from Chicago’s improvised music scene in the 1990s as a tabletop guitar player. In his early works, he made spare and detailed recordings, laying the instrument on its side and playing it with different objects, like magnets, paper clips and violin bows. Since 1991 his approach has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers, pulse generators, effects pedals and synthesizers.
In March 2002 Kevin Drumm also premiered Sheer Hellish Miasma at Lampo. Earlier Lampo performances include a trio concert with Taku Sugimoto and Günter Müller in February 2002; a solo performance in December 1999, in a split bill with Ryoji Ikeda; and a September 1999 concert with Martin Tétreault and Jim O’Rourke.
Support provided by a Special Assistance grant from the Illinois Arts Council