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