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
New sound and video work from Zbigniew Karkowski, who names the performance Continuity. The program includes two U.S. premieres—abstract video with sound, followed by Chain Reaction, a generative sound work for live electronics.
Zbigniew Karkowksi (b.1958, Krakow, Poland) emigrated as a teenager and lived in Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles. He studied music composition with Oliver Messiaen and Pierre Boulez, but cites Iannis Xenakis as his most important teacher. Since 1994 he has been based in Tokyo, where he collaborates closely with Japanese underground noise musicians. He has presented his work in more than 30 countries on nearly all continents.
Zbigniew Karkowski previously performed at Lampo in June 2003 and February 2002.