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Fear & X-Files

Lampo has received a grant from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation that will make it possible to bring writer Nora Khan to Chicago. On December 1 she joins artist Steven Warwick to present Fear Indexing the X-Files, in a lecture and performance reading at the Lampo Annex. Khan and Warwick analyze key episodes of the television … Continued

FW17 begins as Lampo hits 20

Today we are excited to announce the Lampo Fall/Winter 2017 season of programs—and we’re also proud to be marking our 20th anniversary. Lampo was founded in the fall of 1997. Throughout 2017-18 we will celebrate the milestone in different ways. And while we plan to reflect on the past a bit, here’s to what we know will … Continued

Olivia Block on WBEZ

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

New Works Highlight WS17

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

MSHR Opens FW16 Season

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 … Continued

Lampo Annex to Open this Fall

This fall Lampo will open its first annex space—a spot for artist talks and a place where the organization can tend to, and the public can experience, its archive collection. In its near 20-year history Lampo has amassed a significant collection of sound and video recordings, photographs and artists’ papers, documenting hundreds of performances. With this new space, located … Continued

WS16 Season Begins Jan 23

Lampo announces its WS16 season with seven new programs through June. South Korean filmmaker Lee Hangjun and noise musician Hong Chulki perform two audiovisual works on Jan 23 (Logan Center for the Arts, presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art). On Feb 6 Alessandro Bosetti premieres Plane/Taléa, in our first co-presentation with the Poetry Foundation. Later that … Continued

Lampo to Commission Ankersmit

Lampo is pleased to announce it has received a grant through the Performing Arts Fund NL to commission a new work by Dutch artist Thomas Ankersmit. He will create a composition for Serge analog synthesizer and digital electronics, intended to produce an effect of intensity or sensory overload through the combination of many, very small sounds. Ankersmit’s project … Continued

Call for Interns & Volunteers

Lampo seeks interns and volunteers. We are looking for assistance in a range of areas, including production support, event documentation, general operations, and help organizing our collection of audio and video recordings, photographs, and artists’ papers. Ideal for students or recent graduates. Some background in arts administration and/or familiarity with A/V equipment preferred. Love for Lampo and … Continued

Lampo Announces FW15 Season

Lampo is very happy to announce its FW15 season, running September through December. On Sep 24 Montreal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté and musician Roger Tellier-Craig perform as Le Révélateur, with generous support from mediaThe foundation inc. The duo will premiere a new, long-form work and screen a selection of Ratté’s short videos (Conversations at the … Continued