- The experimental arts organization has booked Le Révélateur, Florian Hecker and more for the coming months.
Chicago nonprofit arts organization Lampo has revealed four events for its fall and winter program.
Since its founding in 1997, Lampo has hosted experimental music and arts events around Chicago, partnering with many other local groups along the way. Recent years have seen concerts with artists like Rene Hell, Chris Madak (AKA Bee Mask), Steve Hauschildt and Keith Fullerton Whitman, to name just a few. Its booking policy is focused on local debuts, one-off works and other specially-commissioned appearances.
Its next set of shows starts with one this Thursday at The Gene Siskel Film Center, presented in collaboration with Conversations at the Edge (a series curated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and mediaThe foundation inc, and featuring Montreal audio-visual duo Le Révélateur, who've released on Root Strata and NNA Tapes. Next month, on Friday the 9th at the Chicago Cultural Center, with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Goethe-Institut Chicago as event partners, longtime Editions Mego affiliate and prior Lampo guest Florian Hecker will premiere a new performance, Reformulations, which will feature 17 speakers.
Looking further ahead, Lampo will team up with the Graham Foundation (at its Madlener House) for a pair of events. As usual, they're free and require an RSVP. Saturday, November 21st's concert, supported by the American-Scandinavian Foundation, will see an appearance from experimental vocalist Stine Janvin Motland. Lastly, on Saturday, December 12th, PAN artist James Hoff will make his Chicago debut with a four-channel work.