Aug 6th 2022

Please join us at the Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds 2022 featuring the creative music of Martin Yam Møller
Saturday August 6th at 7pm:
Martin Yam Møller
#244 Lake street
Oak Park, IL

This performance will be held outside, space is limited so please come early to reserve your seat!
$15 at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go to the artists!
Rain dates TBA

Martin Yam Møller is a half-Danish and half-Hong Kong Chinese songwriter and ambient artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This odd combination is reflected in his musical output which is equal parts straight story-telling on acoustic guitar and vocals, but also improvised soundscapes played back with 4-track cassette tape machines and ethereal fx. At Compound Yellow he will do both during early August, with new collaborators from the Chicago area.
With the story telling part, listeners can look forward to songs with a unique lyrical shock. Where Martin tells both personal stories, but also observations on how the world is twisting into and out of shape.

The improvised ambient soundscapes are created by ‘performing’ on old 4-track tape machines using pre-recorded materials from cassettes. Sonic materials that Martin often records from the local area of the venue, where the performance itself takes place. These are interleaved with a collage of melodic snippets and spoken word poetry, as well as synth drones and heavily processed samples. All of which Martin mixes and manipulates live in concert.
Martin is currently releasing his new album ‘9 Odd Songs’, where each single comes out on the first Friday of the month. With the final single released in August, completing the whole album.

Side Yard Sounds:
We are so excited to continue our Side Yard Sounds Series in 2022 with a bevy of creative musical artists who traverse diverse forms: from the intriguing waters of experimentalism and the avant-garde to forward-reaching jazz and other modes that are expanding our vision of music both in and outside of Chicago.

Compound Yellow, in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood, has long been a site for visual art exhibitions of all kinds. Its emphasis on the artist as a protagonist who incites our impulses to challenge the status quo, and considers brighter alternatives, reminds all that taking risks and new steps is what keeps our arts and social circles truly alive.
Join us then as we embark on bold new adventures in sound & space with a series of outdoor concerts held safely in our colorful, art-adorned yard.

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