Monday, February 7, 2011

"Requiem" download available NOW

As the end draws near for the "Requiem" sound installation in the Florasonic series, a free download of the 21 minute piece is available here or from the player below. There will be a limited edition dvd with a video Annie created to accompany the piece available as well, and ESS will be getting some of those for future fundraisers. Keep an eye on this space.
Annie Feldmeier Adams with Steven Hess "Requiem"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ed Hermann Percussion Performance

This rare performance by four talented musicians was one for the books. Ed Hermann directed the ensemble in which he, Jason Adasiewicz, Adam Vida, and Sam Hertz played on Tom Nunn's electro-acoustic instruments. Each made of common materials, the instruments remind us of how pervasive sound and music can be – we need only listen.

In case you weren't here to witness it, or if you just want to relive the magic, here is there six-song set. Enjoy!

Ed Hermann Percussion Performance by Experimental Sound Studio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brian Harnetty - Live @ ESS

A BIG thanks to Brian Harnetty for his entrancing performance last Friday. Check out the set below!
Remember to check out Brian's 6-channel sound installation - an interpretive commission based on his research into the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at Creative Audio Archive. The exhibition will be open in the Audible Gallery at ESS November 12–December 19, 2010.

Will Faber: Live @ ESS - November 20, 8:00pm

Will Faber is a musician and researcher whose work engages the interactions of melodies, noise, rhythms, and repetition. He is currently a PhD student in ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago and plays in the group El is a Sound of Joy.

At ESS he will perform three pieces for guitars, flutes, metallic percussion, electronics, and shortwave radio that draw on themes of memory and history, and explorations of critical and imagined geographies.

$10 suggested donation / $7 students and ESS members

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brian Harnetty: Live @ ESS

Brian Harnetty presents The Star-Faced Onean interpretive commission based on his research into the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at Creative Audio Archive (CAA).

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, November 12, 6pm-9pm.

The exhibition will be on display in the Audible Gallery at ESS Nov.12 - Dec 19, 2010


We want to thank Emily Purpura for the charming mention of ESS on her blog We are glad that you enjoyed the Tim Kaiser performance, and we hope that you return soon! Here is an excerpt from her post...

"ESS is tucked away on the Northside of Chicago. Unless you know someone special, you probably wouldn’t know its there. Their space contains a gallery, a couple studios and a small performance space. Oh and the garden!

The staff at ESS are very welcoming and friendly. They are open to discussing what they do and don’t assume that you are 'in the know.' Inside ESS is cozy and yet there are open spaces, nooks and crannies to explore if you’re feeling overwhelmed..."

Emily Purpura is an merchant, an urban nomad, and a scavenger princess! TOLIVEFORLOVE is her motto, her memoir, and melody. Read more about her adventures and merchandise on her blog.