Public Program

  • Lampo 2017 Concert Series at the Graham Foundation

MSHR performance at the Graham Foundation on Sep 24, 2016, Chicago. Courtesy of Lampo.

Lampo presents experimental music concerts, bringing artists from around the world to perform their work for Chicago audiences. Rather than making programming decisions based on tour schedules, Lampo carefully selects each season of events and then arranges to bring musicians and composers from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia directly to Chicago. The organization also focuses on Chicago artists and regularly includes their work in programming—commissioning projects, providing special equipment and technical support, and supporting joint performances with visiting artists. For visitors and locals alike, Lampo encourages artists to create new works and helps artists fulfill their particular vision. Each season is curated with consideration to make a balanced programming schedule with connections between projects.

Founder and executive director of Lampo, Andrew Fenchel curates an ongoing series of experimental music concerts and intermedia projects. In addition to his work with Lampo, he has served on numerous review panels and juries locally, nationally, and internationally.

Founded in 1997 and incorporated in December 1998, Lampo is a nonprofit presenter of experimental music and intermedia events. The organization, which is based in Chicago, promotes and supports artists working in electronic and electroacoustic music, free improvisation, sound art, and other new forms.