Join us for a performance at Experimental Sound Studio by N.w. Long, Andrew Clinkman, and Lia Kohl.
Norman W. Long is a sound artist/designer/composer based in Chicago, IL. His current work focuses on sound art production within the larger context of landscape. The processes involved in his practice lie within the area of field recording, electro-acoustic composition and dub technique. His art/studio practice involves gardening, collecting, performing and recording to create objects, environments, situations in which the artist and audience are engaged in a dialogue about memory, space, value, silence and the invisible. It is his desire that his practice offers us a space to consider our relationship to sound via social, ecological structures, our interiority, and to affirm our existence. To hear work online, please visit soundcloud.com/normanlong and normanwlong.bandcamp.com.
Andrew Clinkman is a Chicago based guitarist whose work primarily centers around experimental and improvised music. In addition to solo guitar work and many ad hoc collaborations, he is an active member of several bands including Marker led by composer and saxophonist Ken Vandermark, and weirdo pop group Spirits Having Fun. His solo guitar recording, The Joy Of Cooking, was released in January 2015 by Lake Paradise Records. He has been a co-curator of the Option series at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago since June 2015 along with Ken Vandermark and Tim Daisy. To hear work online, please visit lakeparadiserecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-joy-of-cooking and soundcloud.com/buckmasters.
Lia Kohl is a cellist and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. She creates and performs embodied music and multimedia performance that incorporates sound, video, movement, theatre, and sculptural objects. She is a curator and ensemble member with the acclaimed performance ensemble Mocrep, with whom she has toured nationally and internationally. As an improviser she performs regularly around Chicago and with her clarinet/percussion/cello trio, ZRL. She plays with Chicago bands Whitney, OHMME, and Circuit des Yeux. She tours regularly with puppet theatre company Manual Cinema. To hear work online, please visit soundcloud.com/zrlsounds and pocketfullofbees.bandcamp.com.
Experimental Sound Studio is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound. As an international hub for sonic experimentation, ESS nurtures artists, heralds new works, and builds a broad, supportive community of makers, enthusiasts, and creative partners through production, presentation, education, and preservation. For more information, please visit ess.org.
This performance is a part of the ongoing exhibition Without Within, a collaborative project between Experimental Sound Studio and Roman Susan Art Foundation. For additional information about the exhibition and upcoming programming, please visit ROMANSUSAN.ORG/WITHOUT-WITHIN.
Image: installation detail of sound composition by N.w. Long at Experimental Sound Studio