Lampo Winter / Spring 2017 Schedule

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Source: Chicago’s Lampo. This is a really strong lineup. I’m hoping to make 2-3 of these shows at least.

Lampo runs January to May with programs from Sarah Davachi, Lasse Marhaug, Sergei Tcherepnin, Jacob Kirkegaard, Olivia Block and Phill Niblock.

SARAH DAVACHI
JAN 28
8PM
Rebuild Foundation
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649

In her Chicago debut, composer Sarah Davachi premieres new work for Lampo—a composition for vintage synthesizers, harmonium and two cellos that explores the acoustics of the Stony Island Arts Bank, with a lush, immersive sound to take listeners inward. She will be joined by cellists Fred Lonberg-Holm and Kimberly Sutton.

LASSE MARHAUG
FEB 18
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 W Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Norwegian artist Lasse Marhaug returns with two new, eight-channel compositions: Commissioned by Lampo, Marhaug premieres Saltfjorden Vapor—constructed from a mix of location recordings from Saltstraumen (one of the strongest tidal currents in the world), acoustic objects, voice, ARP Odyssey synthesizer and optical sound from 16mm film projectors. In The First Eight, Marhaug combines his electronics with recorded acoustic material from musicians Stine Janvin Motland (voice), Martin Taxt (tuba), and the trio Sult (percussion, acoustic guitar and double bass). This performance is the U.S. premiere of the work, which was originally composed at the request of INA-GRM for the Présences and L’Audible festivals in Paris in the spring of 2016.

SERGEI TCHEREPNIN
MAR 11
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Sergei Tcherepnin premieres a new composition for various electronics played through an ensemble of cardboard and aluminum speakers. This work is an expansion of earlier works of his such as Giving Rein, in which he used 38 channels to articulate a spatial sonic architecture that was constantly in flux.

JACOB KIRKEGAARD
APR 8
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

In his first Chicago performance, Jacob Kirkegaard presents AION—his project recorded and filmed in four abandoned spaces inside the radioactive zone around the former nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Kirkegaard put up a microphone and speaker in each space, started the recording and left. After ten minutes, he returned, stopped the recording and played it back into the same room. With each new layer, the subtle sounds enlarged and deepened until they turned into one rich hum with many overtones. In effect, he has recorded the voices of rooms.

OLIVIA BLOCK
APR 21
8PM
Rockefeller Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

132 Ranks, Olivia Block’s newly commissioned work for the Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Chapel, emphasizes the instrument’s relationship with its surrounding architecture, and straddles the line between musical composition and sound installation.

PHILL NIBLOCK
MAY 20
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

The two-hour program includes FeedCorn Ear (2012) Arne Deforce, cello; Bag (2014) David Watson, bagpipes; Praised Fan (2016) Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, bassoon; Ronet (2014) Neil Leonord, tenor saxophone; V&LSG (2015) Lore Lixenberg, voice and Guy De Bièvre, lap steel guitar; and Vlada BC (2013) Elisabeth Smalt, viola d’amore. Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm joins Niblock to play live on FeedCorn Ear.

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