Lampo Winter / Spring Schedule Announced

Source: Lampo.

WHITNEY JOHNSON
FEB 22
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Tonight Whitney Johnson (aka Matchess) premieres Huizkol for viola, tuning forks and electronic instruments. The new work is an opportunity to engage with our own skepticism and belief in the effects of sound on the body.

BEN VIDA WITH YARN/WIRE & NINA DANTE
MAR 7
7PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Ben Vida premieres his new text-based composition for electronics, voice and ensemble. Always Already is a hypnotic examination of the materiality of language that emphasizes the rhythm of speech through repetition and variation. Composed and performed by Ben Vida with Yarn/Wire and Nina Dante, this new work expands on Vida’s other compositions for small vocal ensembles, which he has presented at Lampo, the Kitchen and BAM.

ROBERT A.A. LOWE
APR 18
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
FREE / RSVP SOON
Robert A.A. Lowe premieres Three-Sided Figure, his new modular synth and voice performance for Lampo. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b.1975, Kansas City, Mo.) is an artist and composer working with voice in the realm of spontaneous music, often under the name of Lichens—creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and tonal vocal work. Quality of sound through the marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, he says. The sensitivity of analogue modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression, which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state, to usher in a deeper listening through sound and feeling.

JENNIFER WALSHE
APR 22
4PM
Lampo Annex
Monadnock Building
53 West Jackson Boulevard #1656
Chicago, Illinois 60604
FREE / RSVP SOON
Jennifer Walshe summons the ghosts of the hidden layer in a new solo performance for Lampo, where her body becomes a coil microphone, scanning the space around her for electromagnetic sounds. The Irish artist delves into decades-old tape recordings and AI-generated modelings of her voice, searching for occult inflection points and spaces of intervention.

JESSICA PAVONE STRING ENSEMBLE
JUN 13
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
FREE / RSVP SOON
Jessica Pavone has been active in the New York improv scene for years, well known for her prolific collaborations. But it may be her solo viola music where she has most deeply concentrated her long tone practice, her interests in repetition and song form, and the physicality of playing her “somewhat larger-than-comfortable” instrument. Pavone now expands on these themes from her solo work with the J. Pavone String Ensemble. The group explores what she calls “the tactile experience” and the use of the body during their performances, as well as her research into cymatics, or the effects of sonic vibrations on human physiology and emotion.