Electronic Sound + Art Chicago launches with a 2 room multimedia event fundraiser at the venerable Viaduct Theater, featuring CHICAGO/MIDWEST DEBUT performances from two legendary electronic music composers, as well performances curated from a selection of highly respected local artists:
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Featured Performance Primer:
ATOMâ„¢ (Uwe Schmidt)
Atom Heart, SeÃ±or Coconut
From Santiago de Chile & Frankfort, DE
TOBIAS. (Tobias Freund)
Monikers: Metazone, Phobia, Pink Elln
From Berlin, DE
Atomâ„¢ and Tobias Freund are veritable living legends of electronic music. Tobias began his career in the early '80s, mainly using the pseudonym "Pink Elln". He looks back on a long sequence of music making that has led him from mainstream pop to club music, and then onto the experimental and undefinable. Uwe Schmidt, better known as Atomâ„¢, has a similar musical background. He is most well known for his work under the Senor Coconut moniker, but has worked under dozens of other aliases, all with their own sound.
Atomâ„¢ and Tobias met around 1986, while both were still living in Frankfurt. The pre-techno scene was blossoming when they met in a studio. In 1990, Tobias was the engineer who helped mix and record Atomâ„¢'s first release ever. As a natural consequence, Tobias and Atomâ„¢ started to work together. Strangely, they collaborated not so much in a studio environment, but mostly playing improvised electronic music concerts. In 1992 they recorded one of the very first live techno recordings ever, the 12-inch "Elektroniikkaa", which soon became an underground anthem.
Their paths would separate in the '90s - Atomâ„¢ moving to Santiago de Chile; Tobias relocating to Berlin - but would reconnect on a live stage again in 2003 at Mutek Chile. Even with a 10 year performance separation, the reactivation worked perfectly and they decided to share the stage more often. They have been playing many concerts worldwide since the successful re-launch in 2003 (Berghain, The Bunker, Labyrinth), and we are excited to have their debut Midwest appearance coincide with the ESAC launch event!
DOORS @ 9PM;21+
ABOUT ELECTRONIC SOUND + ART CHICAGO:
Electronic Sound + Art Chicago (ESAC) is a new civic-minded electronic music education initiative and creativity cultivator. With the goals of highlighting artistic creativity in electronic music and nurturing talent from the greater Chicagoland area, ESAC is backed by a wealth of over 40 years of experience in innovative musical programming and event production for and throughout the City of Chicago.