Free and open to the public
Since establishing himself as a preeminent voice in contemporary electro-acoustic study, Jason Lescalleet has exploded the notion of what is possible within the realm of tape-based music. His recorded catalog acknowledges a diversity of application, from lo-fi reel-to-reel soundscaping and work for hand-held cassette machines, to digital sampling and computer-generated composition. Lescalleet’s live actions further expand his oeuvre to include work with video, dance, performance art and multi-media concerns. He currently lives in Maine, where he operates the Glistening Examples publishing label and the Glistening Labs studio for audio recording and mastering services. Local artist Anisa Boukhlif will open the evening on Friday, September 27, 2019.
With her occult transformations of sound, audio sculptor Anisa Boukhlif reminds us that everyday human reality is buried eardrum-deep in whispers, machinery, and hidden intentions.
Emerging from Chicago’s improvised music scene in the 1990s, Kevin Drumm became one of the world’s pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since then his work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. His early recordings contain mostly sparse, quiet sounds; recent works have been more loud and dense. Drumm has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O’Rourke, and many European improvisers such as Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. He has also worked with the artist group Simparch, composing a piece for their installation Spec, shown at Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Drumm has also worked with saxophonist Ken Vandermark’s Territory Band, which brings together American and European players who work in both jazz and free improvisation. Drumm has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award.
Rick Reed and Jason Lescalleet will perform a rare duo performance to open the evening on Saturday, September 28, 2019.