by Jack Langdon
In early 2018, bassist Eli Namay wrote a text-score and zine titled “Sound Mass & its political orientation.” In its 8-pages, Eli discusses problems with individualist notions of artistic production and valuation, conservative bootstraps narratives in music, the limitations of a radical aesthetic in absurdist and deconstructive practices, and the outlining of an improvisatory practice of the sound mass.… Read More...
By Derek Carter
An introduction to New Art Music in Chicago.
by Emily Kerski
Reader Submission on ZINC & Wolftone at Slate Arts.
by Zachary Moore, photos by Jeff Kimmel
Going to a Dal Niente show at Constellation is always a really warm experience for me. I saw like 50 people I really like, and heard pieces by people I really like (Ray Evanoff), as well as a piece by someone who I didn’t know I really liked, but based off minimal conversation in the midst of me fan-boying hard after his piece was premiered, I think I really like (Murat Çolak).… Read More...
by Jason Moritz
Miranda Cuckson talked about jazz (what is spectral jazz?) between songs in Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute on Sunday afternoon, but I thought her violin was more punk than jazz. Maybe with a bit of metal thrown in too–some wicked fretwork that would make Eddie Van Halen proud, I thought.… Read More...