JASON LESCALLEET @ LAMPO tonite on NUMBERS.FM!
Posted 6 months ago
SAT JUN 8 9pm
The Renaissance Society
Bond Chapel, 1050 East 59th Street
Admission FREE; No RSVP required.
Something new from Jason Lescalleet, tape-looper and chart-topper (e.g., here, here, here and here). Here, in his much anticipated return to Chicago, he'll play with the resonance of Bond Chapel's neo-Gothic space.
Lescalleet makes his music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers.
Jason Lescalleet (b. 1968, Worcester, Mass.) explores a sound world that occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment his work focuses on microscopic audio detail set awash in exaggerated and exploited site-specific acoustics. He has collaborated with Graham Lambkin, Aaron Dilloway, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, Ron Lessard (as Due Process), and nmperign. He has released recordings on such labels as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound and his own label, Glistening Examples. Jason Lescalleet has built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. He lives in Maine.
Jason Lescalleet last performed at Lampo in March 2007. In a two-night stand, he and Joe Colley performed one night of solo sets and one night of duos.
Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; generously sponsored by Leslie Bodenstein and Jason Pickleman.
The Lampo series of performances is a project of Lampo, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Current programs are supported in part by the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, mediaThe foundation inc., the John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and a CityArts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.