Gray Sound Sessions

A weekly music-and-sound streaming series featuring virtual concerts, happenings, experiments, a playing-around with form and platform during quarantine. 

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Jun

 Jun 23, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 [livestream]

Gray Center Facebook page

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry hosts its seventh in a series of Gray Sound Sessions: Nomi Epstein and Pamela Z

7

Jul

 Jul 07, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 [livestream]

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The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry hosts its eighth in a series of Gray Sound Sessions: Mendi + Keith Obadike

Past events

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May

 May 26, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 [livestream]

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The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry hosts its fifth edition of Gray Sound Sessions with a double feature:

Act I: Jenna Lyle
From a meager setup, composer-performer Jenna Lyle peeks into the sonic life of deconstructed technology, drawing out artifacts and delighting in discovered eccentricities. For her installment of the Gray Sound Sessions, she wallows in her enjoyment of all things *tape*. 

Act II: Seth Kim-Cohen presents,

Clouds of Magellan 
by names_of_music

a sonic-fiction / science-fact / present-future 
sample-operetta for quarantinetta and library Baretta 
(don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time) 
performed in one act by names_of_music

12

May

 May 12, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 [livestream]

Gray Sound Sessions Facebook page

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry hosts its fourth in a series of Gray Sound Sessions, a double-double feature: Nicola L. Hein + Viola Yip, and Cooper Crain + Haley Fohr.

View live on YouTube OR on Vimeo here (for Hein and Yip) and here (for Crain and Fohr).

First, in Viola Yip and Nicola Hein’s first-ever purely online performance, they will convey their intense set as a duo with lights and electric guitar, with surround sound and site-specific installation into the online space. Then, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording aficionado Cooper Crain and vocalist, singer-songwriter Haley Fohr team up to create a vocal and synthesis piece that evokes the elasticity of time during our present quarantine.  The piece is accompanied with a one of a kind visual response by Sanae Yamada. 

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Apr

 Apr 28, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 [livestream]

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The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry hosts its third in a series of Gray Sound Sessions: Daniel Wyche

Daniel Wyche is a Chicago-based guitarist, composer and improviser. Working with a wide range of physical preparations, extended techniques, and pedal instruments, his solo recorded work and live performances are characterized by long-form structured improvisations. His 2016 record "Our Severed Sleep" (with Ryan Packard) was called “a blowout to wake the dead” by the Wire and the 2017 self-titled release by the trio of Wyche, Ben Baker Billington and Mark Shippy on Astral Spirits was referred to as “flat-out exhilarating improvised mania" by Marc Masters...