Gray Sound: Julia Eckhardt
Julia Eckhardt is a musician and curator in the field of the sonic arts. She is a founding member and artistic director of Q-O2 workspace in Brussels, for which she conceptualized various thematic research projects. As a performer of composed and improvised music she has collaborated with numerous artists, and extensively with Eliane Radigue. She has performed internationally, and released a number of recordings. She has been lecturing about topics such as sound, gender and public space, and is (co-)author of The Second Sound: Conversation on Gender and Music, Grounds for Possible Music, The Middle Matter: Sound as Interstice, and Éliane Radigue: Intermediary Spaces/Espaces intermédiaires.
Julia is joined in conversation for this Gray Sound event by Nomi Epstein, founder and leader of the Chicago experimental music group a.pe.ri.od.ic, and Seth Parker Woods, renowned cellist and artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago. This event is presented in partnership with Frequency Festival 2020, Goethe-Institut Chicago, and the Flemish Government. Make sure to catch Wednesday’s concert in Bond Chapel, presented by the Renaissance Society, in which Julia Eckhardt and Nate Wooley perform work by the renowned French electronic music pioneer Éliane Radigue; more info here.