Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Andrew Lampert and Chris Corsano
Lampo Performance Series
Apr 02, 2022 (12pm)

SOLD OUT: reservations required; limited capacity

Returning to the Graham Foundation with a limited in-person concert, Lampo presents Intraday by Andrew Lampert and Chris Corsano. This reactivation of the Lampo performance series at the Graham also launches the Lampo Folio, a collection of ten text-based scores created during the pandemic.

Intraday is a musical study of Spotify’s stock fluctuation between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on May 13, 2021. The work is a structured improvisation performed in accordance with the ups and downs of the stock price, as represented by 92 line charts in the score. Performers are presented with a wide range of tactics to guide them through a small amount of musical space.

The Lampo Folio, co-edited by Andrew Fenchel and Andrew Lampert, is a collection of text-based scores from ten interdisciplinary artists engaged with sound and language, including Nikita Gale, Sarah Hennies, Bonnie Jones, Andrew Lampert, Jessie Marino, Nour Mobarak, Gala Porras-Kim, Elliot Reed, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Jennifer Walshe. Each commissioned work is published in the form of instructions that can be used to enact an intimate performance in a personal space such as one’s home. The premiere of Intraday coincides with the hour the score was composed and is intentionally presented in the domestic context of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, which was a home from 1902–1963. 

Since 2010 the Graham Foundation has partnered with Lampo to produce an international performance series held at the Madlener House. Lampo, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization for experimental music and intermedia projects.

Note that seating for this performance is very limited. Reservations are required for entry. If you make a reservation and then are no longer able to attend, please cancel your reservation through Eventbrite or email to release the spot to someone on the waiting list. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Andrew Lampert (b. 1976, St. Louis) is an artist, archivist, and writer. His eclectic and extensive body of films, videos, performances, and photographs have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto Film Festival, and New York Film Festival, among other venues. The former Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives, he has preserved hundreds of important films and videos. Recent projects include co-editing and contributing to the text score collection Lampo Folio (2021, Lampo); releasing the album Lush Valley (2021); co-editing the book Tony Conrad: Writings (2019, Primary Information); and co-writing (with Howie Chen) the monthly column “Hard Truths” for Art In America. His new book, William Wegman: Writing by Artist, will be released by Primary Information this spring.

Chris Corsano (b.1975, Englewood, New Jersey) is a drummer who has worked at the intersections of free jazz, avant-rock, and experimental music since the late 1990s. He is a rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of jazz (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty, Evan Parker, Mette Rasmussen) and rock (Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke), as well as artists beyond categorization (Björk for her Volta album and world tour, Ghédalia Tazartès, Michael Flower, Okkyung Lee). Appearing on over 150 albums and touring in a wide array of collaborations, Corsano is also a celebrated solo performer, weaving free improvisation, extended percussion techniques, reed instruments, and drum heads resonated by bowed strings into an “ensemble of one.” In 2017, he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Lampo, established in 1997, supports artists working in new music, experimental sound and other interdisciplinary practices. The Chicago-based organization's core activity has been and remains its performance series. Rather than making programming decisions around tour schedules, Lampo invites selected artists to create and perform new work, and then the organization provides the space, resources and curatorial support to help them fulfill their vision. Lampo also organizes artist talks, lectures, screenings and workshops, and publishes written and recorded documents related to its series.