Today Olivia Block speaks about 132 Ranks and her experience working with the Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Chapel, in an interview on Morning Shift WBEZ 91.5 FM. Block discusses her early days in Texas, how she came to experimental music, and her current interests as an artist, including what makes this new work commissioned by Lampo and … 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