Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Melissa St. Pierre and Gangwish - Live @ ESS

Melissa St. Pierre and Gangwish - Live @ ESS by Experimental Sound Studio

ESS wants to give a very big thanks to Melissa St. Pierre, Gangwish, and to everyone that came to the shows. We look forward to seeing you all here again soon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tim Kaiser: Live @ ESS - Saturday, October 30, 2010

Check out this amazing clip of Tim Kaiser on Make...

Like what you hear/see/smell? Come see Tim Kaiser Live @ ESS on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Guaranteed to blow your mind!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Animal Hospital with Neil Jendon: Live @ ESS

Kevin Micka and Neil Jendon play in studio on October 16, 2010 as part of the Outer Ear performance series.

Check out our upcoming performance schedule here.

Olivia Block's Chicago

Check out this great article at by our friend Olivia Block

[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

Scrappers at the Film Center

Come see Scrappers at the Gene Siskel Film Center running from October 8th - 14th.  Scrappers was Co-Directed by Brian Ashby, Ben Kolak and Courtney Prokopas with the sound design done at Experimental Sound Studio by Jonathan Schenke.

Scrappers trailer:

Check out some of the press Scrappers has been getting:

The dates for the theatrical run are:
-Friday, October 8th, 8pm — w/ filmmaker Q&A
-Monday, October 11th, 8pm
-Wednesday, October 13th, 8:15pm
-Thursday, October 14th, 8:15pm — w/ filmmaker Q&A

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stephanie Nadeau: "Is it Farther or Further"

ESS is pleased to present Stephanie Nadeau's "Is it Farther or Further", an exhibition of photographs, prints, conceptual drawings and a music box driven by Antarctic winds that explore real and imagined concepts of distance. From the artist:

As our population grows and we increasingly see ourselves as mastering vastness, our perception of distance diminishes, just as every new communication and transportation technology we invent shrinks the world further and makes the journey obsolete. We begin to speak of a distance disassociated from miles and meters, a metaphorical ‘further’ that relates to depth, distance by degree: a relation to what came before. Distance here is a function of time, not a measurement of length. We are far apart but further together.

"Is it Farther or Further" includes graphite drawings, images culled from the internet and from Nadeau's personal snapshot library, and an Aeolian harp powered by a live feed of wind speed information from an automated weather station in Antarctica. Through these varied media, Nadeau investigates the human need for solidarity, her own unconscious search for sameness in her travels and our relationship to once remote, now disappearing landscapes.

Check out the NewCity Art review here:

Also, Listen to an excerpt of Dave Rempis' performance from opening night.

Dave Rempis [excerpt] ESS September 24 2010 by Experimental Sound Studio