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Category: Cacophony

Finding Something in Nothing: Mocrep’s I Like My Friends

Album artwork by Lia Kohl and Deidre Huckabay

by Georgia Hampton

I Like My Friends, the new album by Chicago-based experimental group Mocrep, begins at Guitar Center. The first track, aptly titled “GUITARCENTER,” opens with what is likely actual ambient audio recorded inside one of the stores—miscellaneous sounds of people working, objects shifting, drawers being opened.Read More...

Walking Marbles, Tortoises, and the 99 Cent Store: An Interview with Carolyn Chen

by Kenn Kumpf

a•pe•ri•od•ic will open its 2018-19 season next Sunday night (Oct. 14th) at 8:30 p.m. on Constellation’s Frequency Series as part of a double bill with vocalist/composer Carol Genetti. a•pe•ri•od•ic will give the Chicago premiere of Carolyn Chen’s In 1839 it was considered elegant to take a tortoise out walking.Read More...

Eliza Brown’s A Soundwalk with Resi: An Extended Program Note

Photo Credit: Yonatan Aljadeff

A Soundwalk with Resi by Eliza Brown

Extended program note by Jessica Aszodi

Resi is a child in late-19th-century Austria who will grow up to be the wife of a Field Marshall. Her given name is Maria Theresa, but that sounds too formal for a small person who prefers outdoors to in, so her mother calls her Resi.

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