Master improvisers Ed Wilkerson and Avreeayl Ra co-lead a new sextet configuration.
Tenor saxophonist Jake Wark and pianist/keyboardist Javier Resendiz come together to create a duo aesthetic that emphasizes melodic sensitivity within an experimental framework, while the regular trio of Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, and Julian Kirshner makes its Thursday night series debut.
Diane Patterson, with special guest Andrea Bunch, returns to Chicago for a celebration of the Goddess, the Earth, Love and Revolution.
French experimental composer + Baltimore-based electronics duo + local noisers
Visiting artist MT leads a great quartet of Chicago improvisers. Cincinnati-based Animal Mother returns to the Anagram Series as part of a tour of the Midwest.
Featuring original music, multi-media presentations, storytelling and interviews with a range of fascinating guests.
Cyrus Pireh is performing solo, touring in support of his latest release. Matt / Adam / Elliot will play simple scores for complex results. Fastness opens.
Frode Gjerstad returns to Chicago for his yearly trio outing, but this time with a twist, as cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm fills in for regular percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love to make this a string-heavy evening.
Ben LaMar Gay: cornet, synth, diddley bow Carlos Pride: gungon, talking drum Coco Elysses: doumbek
Experimental Audio and Visuals with ARIADNE (Brooklyn), James Connolly, jonCates
Double-reedist and former Chicagoan Kyle Bruckmann makes a rare visit from the Bay Area to team up with some Chicago collaborators, while up-and-coming drummer Phil Sudderberg debuts a new ensemble.
TV Pow celebrates the release of their latest recording on Shameless Records
Join us for a celebration of our new crowd-funded piano, with performances by 7 piano players.
Free for donors!
Monday October 24 | 9:00 pm $10
The longstanding duo of pianist Paul Giallorenzo and clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio returns to the Elastic stage for a rare appearance, while British trumpet player Raland Romanan makes his Chicago debut, convening two stalwarts of the Chicago improvised music scene as collaborators for this first time meeting.
Chad Langford [UK] + wrtch = Andy Slater
Presenting our Fall issue of Graphic Notes, with curatorial notes by Jordan Martins on Triangulating Distances, an ACRE group show, on view until November 13th. Thanks to Sonnenzimmer for designing and Spudnik Press for printing!
ACRE TV in an artist-made live streaming tele-vision network that features live and canned video, performances, durational works, and experimental broadcasts. Watch here: http://www.acretv.org