Zbigniew Karkowski


2116 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622

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.