Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, November 12, 6pm-9pm.
The exhibition will be on display in the Audible Gallery at ESS Nov.12 - Dec 19, 2010
"ESS is tucked away on the Northside of Chicago. Unless you know someone special, you probably wouldn’t know its there. Their space contains a gallery, a couple studios and a small performance space. Oh and the garden!
The staff at ESS are very welcoming and friendly. They are open to discussing what they do and don’t assume that you are 'in the know.' Inside ESS is cozy and yet there are open spaces, nooks and crannies to explore if you’re feeling overwhelmed..."
Monday, November 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Melissa St. Pierre and Gangwish - Live @ ESS by Experimental Sound Studio
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
[Excerpt about ESS]
ESS is a non-profit organization run by artist Lou Mallozzi, one of the most prolific curators of experimental music and sound art in the city. The ESS space, located in Edgewater, has a recording studio/performance space, and a one-room gallery featuring visual and sound installations. The Outer Ear festival, hosted by ESS, brings in international artists to present work in the space. Much like Lampo, the Outer Ear fest often works with the School of the Art Institute in bringing the artists to Chicago. I record and rehearse a lot in the ESS studio, using the piano to test sound preparations. The room sounds beautiful for acoustic instruments. I recently had a recording session at ESS where all I did was drop handfuls of beans over and over on a bass drum, and I didn’t have to explain to anyone why I wanted to do that. ESS recently hosted an event called Vinsonic, where electronic music pieces were paired with wines in a tasting/listening combination.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Dave Rempis [excerpt] ESS September 24 2010 by Experimental Sound Studio
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Not content with merely being regarded as one Sound Art's hardest working acts, not remotely satisfied with running the Room40 imprint as well as its more pop-oriented sister Someone Good and not even happy with curating and organising a plethora of concerts and art events all across Australasia, English has set out to tour the planet in search of stimulating new sounds and embarked on a mission to allow audiences to participate in his auditory excursions. From a musical perspective, there is a clear correlation between his studio output, his live performances and his travels. As he points out in our interview, which took a full year to realise, the different places he visits feed back directly into his work, yielding both timbral inspiration and philosophical ideas for long-term, process-oriented projects.
Lawrence most recently went to Antarctica to do field recording. I wonder if there is any chance he'll share some of those sounds on the 26th.
Savvy Chicagoans ought to be aware of the work guitarist David Daniell has been doing. Just the other week he was playing in a trio with Rhys Chatham at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thrill Jockey has released a trio recording David completed with Christian Fennesz and Tony Buck and a duo recording with Doug McCombs. Very few musicians can release that much music and maintain the level of quality that David has. The show, in the confines of Studio A, will be one to remember.
Lawrence English photo courtesy of tokafi. David Daniell photo courtesy of Front Porch Productions.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Michael will be curating an upcoming series of Saturday night performances at Studio A at ESS. Anyone who remembers Michael's concert series at The Candlestick Maker in Albany Park (much less the Solstice Concert Series with Hamid Darke or Michael's work at Links Hall way back when) will be looking forward to this new series as much as I am. Keep an eye on this space for more details as shows are announced.
Monday, August 30, 2010
SPACE/TIME is the new blog brought to you by the team at Experimental Sound Studio. Check back often for frequent updates as we explore the visions of some of the most unique sound artists and musicians from around the world. SPACE/TIME will offer original material from various ESS recording sessions and events, document live in-house performances, and present educational posts that focus on studio techniques and gear. Also look for a variety of new video tutorials, collective art projects, and community outreach programs.