Grampo @ 10 YRS

Today Lampo announces its WS20 season, which begins in late February with new work from Chicago artist Whitney Johnson (aka Matchess) and concludes in June with a special performance by the Jessica Pavone String Ensemble, as we also celebrate 10 years of Lampo at the Graham Foundation. In between, we bring you new projects from … Continued


Lampo director Andrew Fenchel and musician Steve Hauschildt will talk about experimental music and conduct a hands-on workshop at Apple Michigan Avenue on Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. Steve also will perform a short set. Music Lab: Sonic Landscapes with Lampo and Steve Hauschildt. Details here.

Big & Little

Lampo is very pleased to announce its FW19 season of programs—with special new projects from artists Sarah Davachi, Laura Steenberge, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Caterina Barbieri, Catherine Lamb and Rebecca Lane. On October 5, Sarah Davachi premieres a new long-form composition for pipe organ and two French horns, in the soaring interior of Rockefeller Chapel. … Continued

Waxing Walker

Lampo director Andrew Fenchel looks back at Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon at the Walker Art Center, in this review for the Walker Reader. The May 2019 festival, organized by Pavel Pyś and Doug Benidt, included artists Philip Blackburn, Christine Sun Kim, Walter Kitundu, … Continued

WS19 at Last

Today Lampo announces its WS19 season, featuring projects by artists Florian Hecker, Peter Rehberg, James Hoff, Jon Davies and DeForrest Brown Jr., and Anthony Pateras—with five special performances across Chicago, at the Poetry Foundation, the Graham Foundation, and the new Green Line Performing Arts Center in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood. Lampo WS19 begins in … Continued

FW18 & Libraries

Lampo announces its FW18 season, running from September through December. Artists include Oren Ambarchi, Jeff Witscher, Alan Licht, Madalyn Merkey and Carl Stone. On September 15, Oren Ambarchi plays the U.S. premiere of Sbagliato—his new work for two guitars (Graham Foundation). In October, Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell premieres a new performance for Lampo, constrained … Continued

More Good News

Announcement day is particularly fun for us, because we get to tell you what we’ve been working on for so long. Today we are excited to share with you news of our upcoming season. The Lampo WS18 line-up includes Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler, Leila Bordreuil, Jana Winderen, Sarah Davachi, Nate Wooley, Graham Lambkin and … Continued

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

Lampo @ 20 YRS

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 … Continued