Lou Mallozzi is a Chicago-based artist known primarily for his work in sound, often with a focus on dismembering and reconstituting language, gesture, and signification. His work includes performances, installations, music works, recordings, and radio works. In addition, he has a visual art practice that includes drawing and other media. He has performed and exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, including projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Arts Club in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington, Experimental Intermedia New York, "Le Cri du Patchwork" on Radio France, Ausland Berlin, Podewil Berlin, TUBE Audio Art Series Munich, and the Radiorevolten Festival Halle. In addition to his solo works, Mallozzi often collaborates with artists, filmmakers and musicians. These have included Sandra Binion, Michael Vorfeld, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Zerang, Frédéric Moffet, Antonia Contro, Jacques Demierre, Vincent Barras, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charlotte Hug, Jaap Blonk, Vincent Raude, and many others. He has received support for his work that includes several fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, and artist residencies through the Chicago-Lucerne Sister Cities Program, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Ragdale Foundation, and Spritzenhaus Hamburg. He is on the faculty of the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is co-founder and former executive director of Experimental Sound Studio.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quartet plus two at Elastic

On Thursday 20 September I played at Elastic Arts in Chicago in a quartet with Michael Thieke (clarinet), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello).  We were also joined by Chris Heenan (bass clarinet) and Jonas Kocher (accordion) for part of the set.  All those reeds!

photo: Michael Jackson

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Roundtable discussion on Sound Installation

On September 18, I moderated a public roundtable discussion at the Goethe-Institut Chicago called Sound Installation: From the Musical Impulse to the Public Sphere.  Co-sponsored by Experimental Sound Studio and the Goethe-Institut, it included (left to right in the photo above) Ethan Rose, Noè Cuellar and Joseph Kramer of Coppice, Michael Thieke, Amelia Ishmael, and me.  It was a very well-attended event with some highly articulate artists discussing the topic and a few relevant offshoots.  Many thanks to the artists, the Goethe-Institut, ESS, and the audience.

Art50 List in New City

I've been included in NewCity's Art50 list of Chicago's most influential artists.  Flattered to be included in such illustrious company!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Outpost on the air

My performance of Outpost on Randolph Street in Chicago on August 31, 2012 made it to the 5PM news that afternoon...

...and it is, as you would expect, a less-than-profound report.  But it's there!

Special thanks to Greg Lunceford at the Chicago Cultural Center and to Industry of the Ordinary for making the performance possible.