“Musician, composer and sound designer Alisa Kolot presents a work for synthesizer and prepared piano for her debut on the Option stage. Don’t miss your chance to hear a truly unique blend of experimental piano techniques and electronics by one of Chicago’s most inventive artists.” -tim daisy/option curator
Alisa Kolot is a sound designer, composer, and musician based in Chicago. Her musical interests are varied, but are grounded in her studies and performances of contemporary classical music. In her work, she is happiest existing in the median, blending experimental piano techniques, electronics, and field recordings. Alisa Kolot received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
About Experimental Sound Studio:
Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) 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.
Founded in 1986 by Dawn and Lou Mallozzi, Eric Leonardson, and Perry Venson, ESS has occupied its Edgewater location since 2006. The facility is home to a full-service recording, mixing, and mastering studio for hire; Audible Gallery, a small public space for exhibitions, meetings, workshops, performances, and artists’ projects; and the Creative Audio Archive—an invaluable collection of recordings, print, and visual ephemera related to avant-garde and exploratory sound and music of the last five decades. ESS presents eclectic performance and installation programming, workshops, and artist talks year round—both in the various spaces around the studio and at partner venues around Chicago. www.ess.org