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
Lampo is pleased to announce its FW16 season, which begins Sept 24 when art duo MSHR premieres Macro Synthetic Helio Resistor—a quadraphonic performance involving their new Boolean logic chip-based analog modular synthesizers in a light-audio feedback system. (Graham Foundation). In October, composer, instrument builder and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada and composer Tashi Wada make a rare Chicago appearance—Yoshi’s first since ’93 and Tashi’s local debut (Oct 22 at the Graham Foundation). On Nov 5 artist Sara Ludy premieres a new live audiovisual performance for Lampo, made possible with support from mediaThe foundation inc. Her performance arranges found imagery from the web and field recordings into a rhythmic composition of otherworldly forms. (Graham Foundation).
The season closes with two programs on the city’s south side.
In her Chicago debut, Canadian composer Sarah Davachi premieres new work for Lampo—a composition for vintage synthesizers, harmonium and two cellos (Nov 19 at Rebuild Foundation/Stony Island Arts Bank), and cellist Charles Curtis performs solo works by Alvin Lucier, Tashi Wada and Alison Knowles (Dec 9 at the Logan Center for the Arts, presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art).
[Update: Sarah Davachi rescheduled for Jan 28, 2017.]