Chicago Scene: September 9-16, 2017

Paal Nilssen-Love

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

Saturday, September 9th 2017

6:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Ten x Ten 2017 : Dual Practices
Melina Ausikaitis, Ambrosia Bartošekulva
Mark Booth, Deidre Huckabay
Cathy Hsiao, Damon Locks
Lou Mallozzi, Joseph Clayton Mills
Allen Moore, Sadie Woods

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$20, or $30 festival pass)
Instigation Festival 2017
The Instigation Orchestra : Jeff Albert, Anton Hatwich, Helen Gillet, Ben LaMar Gay, Damon Locks, Steve Marquette, Aurora Nealand, Avreeayl Ra, James Singleton, Macie Stewart, Paul Thibodeaux, Brad Walker, Kim Alpert, with The Djasporas : Marie Casimir, Jeremy Guyton, Felicia Holman, Chanice Holmes, Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Jasmine Mendoza, Cristal Sabbagh

Sunday, September 10th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Pierrot Lunaire
Julia Bentley, Shi-An Costello, Zachary Good, Myra Hinrichs, Sonia Mantell, Allison Poh

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tradition & Diaspora Series
Tatsu Aoki’s Reduction Quartet +PLUS

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Sharif Sehnaoui, Jim Baker, Michael Zerang

Monday, September 11th 2017

8:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Sleight of Hand : Reid Karris, Ethan T Parcell, Hannah Bureau
Haiga Duo : Jason Chen, Eric Hollander

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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson Jr, Artie Black, Dustin Laurenzi, Mike Harmon

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

5:30PM-8:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ari Brown Quintet

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Rafael Toral, Jim Baker, Steve Hunt
Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon
Katinka Kleijn, Bill MacKay

Thursday, September 14th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Frøde Gjerstad Trio with Jon Rune Strom, Paal Nilssen-Love, special guest Steve Swell

Saturday, September 16th 2017

3:00PM-4:30PM at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook IL, 847.272.6224 (Free)
Sound Exploration Series
Rafael Toral, Tim Daisy, Mars Williams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Tim Berne‘s Snakeoil, with Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Ches Smith

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