chaotic memory…

time flies bye.. 12 days left in Chicago.. the last few days I was volunteering at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival great movies.. I saw Off-White Lies, a Israeli film and The Weekend, a German Film. It was really nice watching a movie in German.

Yesterday I finally had Chicago Deep Dish pizza.. ’cause everyone was telling me that I have to try it before I leave again.

I don’t know where to start now.. hm… right now I’m listening to classical voice lessons at home.. one girl was just singing “Ave Maria” .. what a nice saturday afternoon.

Last sunday Natalie Chami (TAL) and I played some ambient, experimental, noise music at Rodan. You would love it 😉 watch out for more.. maybe next June somewhere in Europe!
I also did some recording with Kg Price … my first drum+recorder encounter… nice sounds!

One Week ago we also went to HCL where Vice presented the Fourth Dimension film screening. “Three visionary filmmakers – Alexy Fedorchenko, Harmony Korine and Jan Kwiecinski– have created three unique stories that represent their interpretation of the higher plane of existence known as the Fourth Dimension. As viewers, we are given a glimpse of enlightenment through the eyes of three one-of-a-kind characters who are each on a journey that changes the way they see the world and themselves. Each Filmmaker provides a different perspective on what the Fourth Dimension is while keeping a common theme—by broadening your mind and changing your perspective on life, you can pave your own path to enlightenment.” I preferred FAWNS by Michal Kwiecinski I was caught by the story and the characters.. and liked the unpredictabilty of the story..

ha and I totally forgot about the Good Willsmith show at saki record store… where Angel Eyes from Australia played first followed by Good Willsmith. Both sets were very noisy. Good Willsmith use synths, voice, guitar, bass and electronics.

Tonight there’s an Outer Ear performance at ESS with Joseph Clayton Mills, Olivia Block, Noe Cuellar, Steven Hess and Jason Stein.. I think that’s going to be great.

whatever.. a lot is going on… I don’t know where to start 🙂 I forget about a lot of things that happen.. but it’s amazing!


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es we had affy tapples .. haha..


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nd watched jurrasic park …


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nd it’s fall.. yeah…

good morning my Polish plumbers

nearly every day I wake up because of heavy noise from some working next door. one day the walls were moving and some dirt fall from the wall.. I was really afraid that they would break a hole into the wall. today I woke up ’cause of long never ending knocking on the door, there they were again.. my friends the polish plumbers, they ask me to turn on the water and then told me that they have to shut down the water for two hours. oh yes two hours.. that was about three hours ago and when I left they told me.. we change the whole pipe.. yeah.. so no water for me I guess…

I’m in Chicago now for more then two weeks. after my John Cage experience I spent a lot of time with a french couchsurfer Axelle.. she is a great cook.. I miss that someone is cooking for me 😉

On Friday and half through Saturday I was waiting for an other couchsurfer to arrive but she changed plans a lot and finally didn’t show up.. I was really bored.. and a little bit offended so I started playing. Here you can listen to the outcome of my waiting waiting.. waiting…     waiting….

This weekend my experimental music experience in Chicago started. On Saturday I was at the ESS (experimental sound studio) where Michael Thieke a german clarinetist and composer played a solo concert. Sunday I went to the Lincoln Park Conservatory where the opening of the sound installation “wood music/Holzmusik” from Michael in cooperation with ESS took place. I think the ESS is a great place, a place for music and interdisciplinary artwork. They have a whole house and a nice garden in the backyard for concerts and where for example next Sunday a wine tasting paired with music takes place. One of their aims is to build an archive of experimental music in Chicago. I’m happy that I found this place and I’m going to spend some time there while I’m in Chicago. Through the amazing people at ESS I also get to know lot’s of interesting people, artists and venues for sure. And I want to add that I feel very comfortable at ESS.

So yesterday evening I went to a weekly concert series at the hungry brain. Two bands were playing

SET I: Summerfield/Lonberg-Holm/Kirchner/Rosaly
SET II: Thieke/Gregorio/Baker/Zerang

Both sets were very energetic and I enjoyed listening to them. I had the impression that the second set was  more calm, although there was a lot going on too. I felt that there was a different kind of listening in both sets and for sure for every musician too. They seemed to enjoy themselves and I felt a desire to play myself.

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at the hungry brain before the show

steffi