Ian Maksin cellist CD release

Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Bach, Cello Suites in G Major and D minor
Gaspar Cassado, Suite for Cello Solo
Ilya Levinson, Prayer



Monday, January 4, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Tatsu Aoki, Jonathan Chen, Jamie Kempkers, Julia Miller, David Wang

Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

perform improvised works as a trio on Sunday, December 20, 2009, 8PM at

Although Chen has collaborated with both Aoki and Kempkers in the past,
this will be the first time that all three have performed together. Julia
Miller will perform a solo set on her triple speaker MIDI guitar. David
Wang will open with a solo noise guitar. $10 suggested donation.

trio: Tatsu Aoki, bass; Jonathan Chen, violin; Jamie Kempkers, cello
solo: Julia Miller, Triple speaker MIDI guitar
solo: David Wang, noise guitar

PROTEST HEAVEN 12/5: Berman/Labycz/Roebke + Jackson/Kimmel/Stein/Labycz

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 9:00pm

PROTEST HEAVEN jazz and improvised music series


Josh Berman - cornet
Brian Labycz - electronics
Jason Roebke - bass



Keefe Jackson - bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Brian Labycz - electronics

10pm, donation suggested

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl
Blue Line to Damen

PROTEST HEAVEN 12/12: Arrive + Paul Giallorenzo Quintet

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 9:00pm

PROTEST HEAVEN jazz and improvised music series


Aram Shelton - alto saxophone
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Jason Roebke - bass
Tim Daisy - drums



Mars Williams - saxophones
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Paul Giallorenzo - piano
Anton Hatwich - bass
Marc Riordan - drums

10pm, donation suggested

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl
Blue Line to Damen

PROTEST HEAVEN 12/19: Ritwik Banerji Group + Charles Rumback Quartet

Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 9:00pm

PROTEST HEAVEN jazz and improvised music series


Ritwik Banerji - saxophone
Rob Frye - saxophone
Steve Ptacek - drums
Satya Gummuluri - voice



Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Tyler Beach - guitar
Matt Lux - bass
Charles Rumback - drums

10pm, donation suggested

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl
Blue Line to Damen

Ian Maksin cello

Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan and Joseph Grimm at Heaven Gallery

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan and Joseph Grimm at Heaven Gallery

Thursday, November 12, 2009
8:00 PM, $10
Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee Ave (at N. Damen Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622

New York artists Tristan Perich and Lesley Flanigan team up this Fall for a series of unique electronic music performances across the United States. Perich's duet Dual Synthesis (for harpsichord and 1-bit electronics) and Flanigan's Amplifications (for voice and speaker electronics) explore the viscerality of electronic music. Mixing primitive sounds from their own hand-constructed instruments with the harpsichord and voice, each choreographs intersections between acoustic and electric sound.

Joining Perich and Flanigan at Heaven Gallery is local Chicago noise artist Joseph Grimm (aka Wind-Up Bird).

From art galleries to noise venues, Perich and Flanigan stage their physical approaches to the construction of sound. Regular staples of the New York City experimental scene, they create music that spans electroacoustic, classical and noise. In addition to their solo work, they are also known for collaborative projects with the Loud Objects (Tristan Perich, Kunal Gupta, Katie Shima) and Bioluminescence (Lesley Flanigan, R. Luke DuBois). The Loud Objects will perform several guest shows, soldering electronics live on an overhead projector or with hybrid fluorescent bulb guitars to create electronic noise. R. Luke DuBois' live video artistry will be woven throughout Flanigan's performances.

For composer/inventor Tristan Perich, Dual Synthesis comes on the heels of finishing his new album, 1-Bit Symphony. An electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip, 1-Bit Symphony expands on the format of his 2005 release, 1-Bit Music. A departure from traditional recordings, 1-Bit Symphony literally ‘performs’ its music live when turned on. A complete music circuit, programmed by the artist and packaged inside a standard CD jewel case, plays the composition through a headphone jack mounted in the case itself. Probing the foundations of digital sound, 1-Bit Symphony celebrates the virtuosity of electricity. The new album, to be released by Cantaloupe Music, will be available exclusively for presale at performances during the tour.

Artist/vocalist Lesley Flanigan's tour of Amplifications introduces her first solo album for speaker electronics and voice. Moving among a cluster of wires and microphones, she builds compositional frameworks that grow and break apart. Her speaker instruments, employing a built-in microphone, create pulsing tones through their own feedback, which Flanigan samples and weaves into her own vocal patterns. The result is music that hovers somewhere between noise experiments and lyrical song, resonating with organic transparency.


A synaesthetic performance for modified 16mm projectors and audio circuitry, this piece negotiates the space between the physically real and the perceptually real; between noumena and phenomena. Photosensitive circuitry translates light waves into sound waves, sonifying flickers that are sometimes slow enough to be visible to the eye - and sometimes fast enough to be perceived only by the ear. A monolithic light/noise blast that goes literally to the limits of the senses and beyond them, provoking a confrontation with that ultimate unattainable reality: The World of Things In Themselves. In memoriam Immanuel Kant. Warning: Unsuitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy

- Tristan Perich (http://www.tristanperich.com)
- Lesley Flanigan (http://www.lesleyflanigan.com)
- Joseph Grimm (http://www.myspace.com/thewindupbird)

Hanson/Riordan + Buckminster + Shook/Genetti/Lonberg-Holm

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 7:00pm

Harold Arts presents:


Peter Hanson - saxophone
Marc Riordan - piano



Brad Henkel - trumpet
Peter Hanson - saxophone
Owen Stewart-Robertson - guitar




Wilson Shook - saxophone (Seattle)
Carol Genetti - voice
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello


8pm, donation suggested

part of HARVEST, a week of events celebrating the 2009 Harold Arts Residency, including performances and exhibitions throughout Chicago, and the release of Harold's annual compilation album. Full schedule and more information at www.haroldarts.org

The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


After a brief hiatus, the Mollycoddles return to the stage with a vengance. Their "Self-Titled" concert features a staggering EIGHT world premieres scored for Tenor Voice, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Cello, Bass, and Drum Set. This thrill-packed set features five rock-influenced works with original texts by the composers - foot-tappable AND intelligent! Stick around after the show to mingle with rockstars , sip cheap wine, and hear the ensemble perform three arrangements of Bob Dylan songs.