Performances by Bruce McClure, Ben Billington
Scandinivia meets Chicago, as saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and Norwegian drummer Tollef Ostvang make the U.S. debut of their duo project, and Swedish bassist Toby Cederberg pays a visit with frequent collaborator Susana Santos Silva, teaming up with the longstanding pairing of Rempis and Daisy.
Itasca // David Nance // Matchess
Bay Area trumpeter and composer Darren Johnston frequently visits Chicago to collaborate with its local musicians. Tonight, he presents a bass-less quartet featuring some of the city’s most active improvisers.
BARF IS A FOUR LETTER WORD :: A semi-monthly night of Stand-Up Comedy Horror and Noise Music Terror!
Bowlcut is a Chicago-based trio consisting of local improvisers Jake Wark on saxophones, Matt Murphy on guitar and electronics, and Bill Harris on drums, percussion, and electronics.
Daniel Wyche (Record Release) // Akosuen // Ape Forward (Shippy/Sansom) // TBA
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio // Katie Young // Michael Vallera
Bassist/guitarist Wayne Montana, best know for his work with the Eternals, convenes a brand new quartet for two sets of improvisation.
Experimental noise and performance group based out of Europe and Japan
Tonight’s performance by this international quartet of Chicagoans and Norwegians is part of a larger tour supporting their recent release Southern Sun (Stone Floor Records).
This Chicago-based working trio returns to Elastic for the release of their second recording Perihelion, on Aerophonic Records. They’ll be joined by keyboard master Jim Baker, a special guest on the new disc.
Outdoor Festival of Music at the Logan Square Monument
Masterful Dutch vocal artist Jaap Blonk teams up with Elastic Arts regulars Lonberg-Holm and Daisy on a new collaborative project.
Chicago native Dan Phillips returns from his longtime home-base in Thailand to present his newest working trio, while bassist Eli Namay presents a new configuration.
New York-based cellist Daniel Levin returns to Chicago for his annual summer migration, and revisits a quartet he convened in 2015 for an Elastic Arts performance.
Imelda Marcos / Comfort Food / GALAXXU / Longface
Nomadic percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Chicago for a repeat grouping with two Elastic regulars.
Ayana Contreras and David Boykin perform on vintage analogue synths
Bassist Eli Namay takes a crack at interpreting the music of legendary composer and reed master Anthony Braxton.
Closing for exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band Joan of Arc