Jefferson Park EXP with Noisebringers and Lorenzo Gomez Oviedo – December 20, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday December 20 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Noisebringers were created by mistake. (“There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” ― Bob Ross) A large and loving family consisting of Brice Catherin (your friendly elderly cellist next door), Henry McPherson (pianist and meme artist), and Maria Sappho (pianist and non-composer). Says Sappho, “We can not tell you what we have to offer, as this is an improvisational concert. If you are unsure of what an improvisational concert might be, be assured you are asking the right questions.”

They will present a film ritual: Tente, the mushroom that the crocodile ate, that they created with Afulodidim Nikefolosi (a figure in answer to the challenge: show me a contemporary mixture of Amos Tutuola and Zora Neale Hurston.)

https://www.mariasappho.com/noisebringer

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Lorenzo Gomez Oviedo is a composer and improviser from Argentina. His works explore soundscapes using analog recordings, sound interpretation of everyday objects, etc. He also organizes the experimental music lable, Adaptador Records. Currently, he performs in a duo with Karim Villalba focused on improvisation based collaborations with artists from other disciplines such as dance, poetry and drawing.

https://adaptador.bandcamp.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Lyn Goeringer and Whereness Quartet – December 6, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday December 6 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Lyn Goeringer is a sound artist and performer who makes her own instruments and multi-media pieces that focus on the unusual and everyday within sound, video, and electronics. Her work relies on intense focus and attention to bring the listener to a point of intentional hearing- a world where unusual objects can bring haunting soundscapes to life, or everyday objects become sonic in ways we do not usually hear them to be. Using singular instances of events, her works investigate individual sounds and images, giving them the time and space they need for their inner complexity can be perceived. She currently teaches at Michigan State University in Composition at the College of Music and Film Studies in the Department of English. She received her Ph. D from Brown University in 2011.

http://www.lyngoeringer.com/portfolio/

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Paul and Ansuman have been playing together since 1996. Each following their paths weaving together contemplative practices and inspirational music. Throughout their journeys they have maintained a devotion to performance live in the moment, responding to place and time through spontaneous improvisation. They are joined by Maureen Wolloshin Oboe/ Cor Anglais and Alistair Zaldua Violin, in this expanded quartet collaboration.

Indian percussionist Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media but his central concern lies between science, work and religion. He is interested in traversing, transposing and translating across many different kinds of border. Improvisation and play are important elements fun his practice, and at its core is the technique of vipassana meditation. Paul Cheneour studied classical Indian and Persian music and his playing seeks to fuse these diverse musical influences. British-Russian Maureen Wolloshin’s research explores women in improvised music; as a composer she combines watercolour graphic score making with practices derived from Scottish piobaireachd and Spanish Arabic music. She has performed with the London Composer’s Forum, and Leeds Experimental Music Ensemble. The British-Colombian composer Alistair Zaldua creates music employing classical and experimental notation, and is a performer of live electronics (including a duet for organ and live electronics with Lauren Redhead), and a conductor.

http://www.ansuman.com/music.html
https://cheneour.com/
https://www.maureenwolloshin.com/
http://www.alistair-zaldua.de/

Jefferson Park EXP with Jessica Gabriel and Reid Karris – November 22 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday November 22 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Jessica Gabriel is a multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer, life model, permaculturalist, poet, clown, currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Her project tay_ploops is based on tape loops and other textures.

https://jessicagabriel.ca/

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Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde. His primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics.

https://reidkarris.bandcamp.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Andrea Pensado and Nicolas Tourney – November 15, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday November 15 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Based in the US since 2002, Pensado uses voice and electronics to make music. Max is her main tool. The programming emphasizes the mapping of synthesis parameters into performance gestures. The approach to both, programming and performance is highly intuitive. The harsh cut up noise result, mixed with the strong emotional component of her music, generates a deeply personal sonic language which inevitably gives rise to intense responses in the most diverse audiences.

Pensado performs extensively in the US and abroad. She also produces Sonorium, a series of experimental music based in Salem, MA.

http://www.andreapensado.com/

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Nicolas Tourney is a French experimental musician, sound designer, and owner of the label Snow in Water Records. His electronic works concern perception and act of listening, with the use of various strings, drones and noise-making devices.

https://www.nicolastourney.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Maria Sappho + Raymond MacDonald and Lauren Sarah Hayes – November 8, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday November 8 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish improviser and sound artist based in Arizona. Her music is a mix of experimental pop/live electronics/techno/noise/free improvisation and has been described as ‘voracious’ and ‘exhilarating’. She is a sculptress of sound, manipulating, remixing, and bending voice, drum machines, analogue synths and self-built software live and physically. She is excited by what can happen in the vulnerable relationships between sound, space, and audience. Her shows are highly physical, making the performance of live electronic music more engaging for audiences. The Wire described her most recent album MANIPULATION (pan y rosas discos) as “skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires”.

www.laurensarahhayes.com

@elleesiach

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Maria Sappho is a hybrid. The present is full of plasticity so she doesn’t worry much about being anything in particular. Most often she enjoys any opportunity to explore the magically absurd. She has worked with the BBC Scottish symphony orchestra, Australian Art Orchestra and is a current member of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. She is a winner of the New Piano Stars Competition, Governors Recital Prize, and the Dewar Awards. She is a current PhD Candidate at Huddersfield University, on the European Research Council project   IRiMaS She runs the Feminist Free Improvisation Archive, works for Mopomoso TV, is one head of the three headed beast the the Mass.

https://www.mariasappho.com

Raymond MacDonald: Equally comfortable working in concert halls, galleries, cinemas and non-conventional spaces, Raymond MacDonald is a cross disciplinary artist working primary in music as a saxophonist and composer. With a particular interest in collaborative creativity, MacDonald’s work is informed by his training as a psychologist. Viewing improvisation as a social and uniquely creative process, his performances explore the boundaries and ambiguities between what is conventionally seen as improvisation and composition. This approach, that combines music and psychology, has been used to develop collaborative projects and ongoing working relationships around the world. With a background in jazz and pop music, coupled with a passion for graphic scores, free improvisation and visual art, he has collaborated widely and has released over 60 CDs, toured and broadcast worldwide, and created music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations.

https://raymondmacdonald.co.uk

Jefferson Park EXP with Amanda Kraus + P.M. Tummala and Helena Ford – November 1, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday November 1 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Amanda Kraus is a drummer in Chicago. She improvising and plays composed songs. Her drumming is sensitive, responsive, consistent, and informed by decades of listening. She is a human jukebox and a good dancer.

https://www.amandakraus.org/music/

P.M. Tummala’s solo works explore identity and memory to create an aural companion to Indian Modernism and Indo-Futurism. With his debut album, Brindavan Mon Amour, he presents a collage of Indian film music from an alternate history. Drawing inspiration from some of the more atmospheric incidental music and cues from 60s and 70s Tollywood and Bollywood films, he layers synth-heavy Hindustani and Carnatic-influenced melodies and drones over a foundation of hazy textures and loops informed by the ghosts of 90s ambient and shoegaze. The resulting work attempts to form a bridge between contradictions: distant and intimate, nostalgic and looking ahead, lost-in-time and contemporary.

https://pmtummala.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQdP7bjGk8M

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Helena Ford is a transgender artist from Chicago, IL that specializes in semimodular synthesis and feedback works; her work exists in the same lineage of Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, and Mira Martin-Grey in the sense of navigating avant-garde and experimental electronic music away from the Academy and to the people. Her most recent series, including her album Wir Brauchen Angst. Und Schade, explores transness in the form of no-input feedback mixing; she deftly produces sonic sculptures and art from the same principles of musique concrete and minimalism and uses them to showcase the experience of being a transgender woman in today’s society. Her common album themes include gender dysphoria, anxiety, passing, and other such topics and the length of her solo releases are meant to invoke the immense span of time that it takes to transition. Aside from her musical endeavors, Helena loves long walks, collecting field recordings, and playing with her cat.

https://helenaford.bandcamp.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Christi Denton and maoϴ – September 13, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday September 13 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Christi Denton is a composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade and modified instruments. She enjoys breaking things, multi-channel speaker configurations, and building instruments where other things control sound; for example, where the audience can influence the composition with their phones or their drinks, or where light, weather, or a microorganism modifies musical parameters.

http://www.christidenton.com
https://christidenton.bandcamp.com

Working with spoken, prerecorded and generated language, maoϴ investigates the abstraction of touch as an arbiter of meaning through the use of languages he may not speak. maoϴ performances involve the use of language processed using a self-built palate controller: an oral retainer-based device which allows control data to be produced based on the touch of the tongue against the roof of the mouth, notably during speech production. maoϴ is a project of media and performance artist Ryan ⊥ Dunn.

http://tritriangle.net

Jefferson Park EXP with SIFI + uuskhy and cinchel – August 9, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday August 9 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Cinchel is a Chicago based musician working with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. His main focus has been the interaction of sounds/notes with themselves. With only the use of delay, layering and distortion he attempts to make a lot of guitars no longer sound like guitars. For that reason, he likes to call this – minimal dense music.

https://cinchel.bandcamp.com/

SIFI + uuskhy: You often hear about the coldness of software, the icy sterility of digital artifacts; despite the ones and zeros, the jagged edges of the pixelated render, there is a digital campfire crackling within the code and beckoning you to endless warmth. Here you will find two beings improvising with controllers, interfaces, and antique video hardware — existing equally as human and avatar — listening, reacting, and generating sparks of ///Digital Warmth///

You can find our more about SIFI here:

Saranaomigoodman.squarespace.com
@saranaomigoodman
@sci_fi_mascara

And about uuskhy here:

@uuskhy
uuskhy.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/uuskhy