Fred Lonberg-Holm Summer Residency in Chicago and Interview

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

From Chicago’s Elastic Arts:

Fred Lonberg-Holm July/August Residency celebrating 20 years in Chicago

July 7th: Lightbox Orchestra
July 14th: Amen (Lonberg-Holm/Mazzarella/Hatwich/Ra)
July 21st: Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Fast Citizens
July 28th: Vox Arcana Freestyle w/ Marvin Tate

Stirrup (Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello, Nick Macri – bass, Charles Rumback – drums

Aug 4th: Stirrup with special guest Avreeayl Amen Ra – drums
Aug 11th: Stirrup with special guest Russ Johnson – trumpet
Aug 18th: Stirrup with special guest Jen Clare Paulson – viola
Aug 25th: Stirrup with special guest Peter Maunu – guitar; Avreeayl Amen Ra – drums

Fred Lonberg-Holm is the Elastic Arts Musician-in-Residence this summer. He’s also the first subject of the Now Is Podcast, a new Chicago-focused music podcast, hosted by, in which musicians are played music without knowing what they’re going to hear, and asked to react in whatever way they see fit.

On July 3rd, 2015, Ben Remsen sat down with Fred Lonberg-Holm in his house in the Ukranian Village neighborhood of Chicago, petted his dog, and played him eleven tracks by his friends, collaborators, teachers, and peers. This is what he had to say.