Dirk Serries News

Source: dirkserries.com, two new albums:


Multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith and Dirk Serries teamed up for a collaborative album that is as familiar as it is different from their individual sonic endaevours. Made with electric guitars, fender rhodes, organs and all various types of bowed instruments, this album is about organic evolution. Each ‘mantra’ constructed from the directness of each instrument, meticulously layered against each other, creating the drone. Four long-form mantra’s, four harmonic themes that excel in their own beautiful organic progress over time. Released on Important Records‘ spin-off label Cassauna.


Dirk Serries and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) recorded the album Buoyant in 2015, which was released by Consoling Sounds. When electronic musicians collaborate, things are usually done by sharing files. Dirk and Rutger were never in the same room. They actually never played together before. Following the release of Buoyant, they were asked to perform at the famous Incubate festival in Tilburg, taking one of the tracks of Buoyant as a starting point. There was a brief soundcheck, but no rehearsing. Just a fair bit of confidence, with two guys communicating through sound and trusting each others strengths. It was one of those magical moments in which things seem to happen naturally, automatically, as if they were out of the musician’s control. Dirk and Rutger’s sounds melted organically into a fluent mass of sound. An elevation experience for both Dirk Serries and Rutger Zuydervelt as well as their audience.

Anna Homler Interview

Source: Papermag.

Exploring ideas surrounding self-created mythologies and invented languages, it’s one of the more unique projects to come from Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl., who are releasing a long overdue collection of archival tracks from yeasteryear called Breadwoman and Other Tales tomorrow. Mainly the work of LA-based artist Anna Homler, who linked up with composer Steve Moshier to create sounds meant to transcend time, genre and conventional performance modes, we knew we had to speak to Homler herself ahead of the release. Below, we chat about everything from her cultured character to gluten intolerance to the universality of carbs. Feast upon a dearth of bread-related puns below, along with some vibey music that’ll be perfect for that next wine and cheese night.

Chicago Scene: February 6-12, 2016

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, February 6th 2016

4:00PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 (Free)
OpenICE : The Threshing Floor
Claire Chase, Ryan Muncy, Ross Karre, Levy Lorenzo — music by Mauricio Pauly, Erin Gee, Ashley Fure, Marcos Balter

7:00PM at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior, 312.787.7070 (Free)
Lampo Presents
Alessandro Bosetti

Sunday, February 7th 2016

5:00PM at SHoP, 1448 E 57th St
Sonic Healing Ministries’ Sunday Prayer Session
Microcosmic Sound Orchestra

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Donation)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Monday, February 8th 2016

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Paige Cunningham Caldarella, Jason Roebke, Lane Beckstrom

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Mat Maneri

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tim Daisy Solo
Steve Kaiser, Albert Wildeman, Tim Daisy

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Mars Williams, Samuel Mösching, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, February 11th 2016

8:00PM at Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S Throop, 312.850.0555 ($10 suggested donation)
Mocrep with special guests Jessica Aszodi, Kayleigh Butcher, Mabel Kwan — works by Jennifer Walshe

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10 donation)
Mars Williams Solo
Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler

Friday, February 12th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
David Reminick with Tim Munro, Alejandro Acierto, Ellen McSweeney, Russell Rolen, Will McDaniel, Weston Olencki, Elizabeth Pearse, Spektral Quartet

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.umbrellamusic.org, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/