The Quarantine Concerts are a collaborative endeavor meant to provide artists a space to share their work and continue to earn a living during this time when most live performance opportunities have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We believe in the necessity of art during difficult moments like these, and feel fortunate to live in a time when loss of mobility does not have to mean loss of community. Thank you for being here.
Founded in 1986 by Dawn and Lou Mallozzi, Eric Leonardson, and Perry Venson, Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) has occupied its Edgewater location since 2006. The facility is home to a full-service recording, mixing, and mastering studio for hire; Audible Gallery, a small public space for exhibitions, meetings, workshops, performances, and artists' projects; and the Creative Audio Archive—an invaluable collection of recordings, print, and visual ephemera related to avant-garde and exploratory sound and music of the last five decades. ESS presents eclectic performance and installation programming, workshops, and artist talks year round—both in the various spaces around the studio (including its beautiful garden) and at various partner venues around Chicago.
Alessandro Bosetti (b. 1973) is an Italian composer, jazz/avant-garde/experimental saxophonist and sound artist, currently based in Marseille or Berlin. Most of his work delves on the musicality of language and sonorous aspects of voice and verbal communication. Bosetti is a prolific radio artist and he commissioned many hybrid text-sound compositions for Radio and Electro Acoustic Music studios in Europe, historical WDR's Studio Akustische Kunst in Cologne and Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin, among others. Since 2000 he has been a key figure at Ars Acustica.