WS19 at Last

Today Lampo announces its Winter/Spring 19 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 … 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 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 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 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