CACOPHONY is a Chicago based magazine dedicated to the advocation of diverse voices of contemporary sound makers, composers, and performers. Existing as a community platform for those interested in creative music and performance work. Featuring the opinions, reviews, and essays of artists involved in a broad spectrum of genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Our publications seek to foster a healthy constructive environment for community members to reflect on and engage with new art, music, and culture.
Most Recent from Cacophony
Deidre Huckabay reflects on her experience playing in Marina Rosenfeld’s Sheer Frost Orchestra.
A Collaborative Reflection Written by the Sheer Frost Orchestra Performers at the Second Sexing Sound Symposium.
by Shi An
A review of Pivot Arts’ DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK, a site-specific immersive performance experience in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
by Jill DeGroot
A reflection and thank you inspired by Dal Niente’s Piece Her Together, featuring Katherine Young’s When Stranger Things Happen and Eliza Brown’s The Body of the State.
by Emily Kerski
A review of ICED BODIES: Ice Music for Chicago, a performance and sound installation by Seth Parker Woods performing with a cello made of ice alongside sound artist Spencer Topel.
by Emily Kerski
A look at Matthew Manowski’s Abstr/action + Senses i-v: a five-part experimental series combining the explorations of visual and sound artists of all kinds.
Jesse Langen and Sivan Cohen Elias
Guitarist Jesse Langen sits down with composer and interdisciplinary artist Sivan Cohen Elias to discuss the role of communication, the process of creation, and, of course, many legged monsters.
by Eli Namay
In the last installment of Imploding Signs, Eli shares his zine “On Cultural Struggle: Artistic Militance and the Abolition of Value” to break down how his analysis of symbolic violence functions influence his artistic practices.
by Owen Davis
There is this quote that I found recently, I tweeted it, but I do not know the author, “…finding ways to find out things that I didn’t know.”
An interview with co-curators Nick Meryhew, Alex Grimes, Rebecca Himelstein, Allen Moore, and Adam Shanley about the Comfort Station Logan Square’s new experimental music series.
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