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, June 30, 2013

Sound Generation e-book published

I'm very happy to announce my inclusion in a newly-published e-book called Sound Generation, edited by Alexis Bhagat and Greg Gangemi, published by Autonomedia.  It's available at

From the editors:

Sound Generation is a record of many conversations about sound, music, technology and politics, which took place between July 2001 and March 2005. Sound Generation is not another history of sound art: rather, it is an impossible conversation that surveys an ongoing and incomplete present, formed from cut-up and reconstructed interviews with: Maryanne Amacher, Mark Bain, Claudio Chea + Jorge Castro, Christopher DeLaurenti, Grey Filastine, Brenda Hutchinson, Jeph Jerman, Richard Lerman, Annea Lockwood, Francisco Lopez, Lou Mallozzi, Ken Montgomery, Phill Niblock, O+A (Bruce Odland + Sam Auinger), Ed Osborne, Jodi Rose, Janek Schafer, tobias c. van Veen, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gregory Whitehead, Pamela Z.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Solos and Duos in Chicago

An evening of text pieces, instrumental improvisations, recorded sound works, and video. 
Constellation, 3111 N Western, Chicago, 23 June 2013, 8PM

An excerpt from my performance of La patria partorische padri partiti is here.

Lou Mallozzi: voice, text, turntables, CDs, microphones, mixer
     Troy Schafer: violin
     Julia Miller: guitar
     Adam Vida: percussion
     Gino Robair: percussion
     Alessandro Bosetti: text
     Sandra Binion: video

set 1
     Swaves (sound recording, 1996)
     La patria partorisce padri partiti (voice and microphone, 2011, solo)
     Hi-Hat duosolo (hi-hat, Adam Vida and Gino Robair)
     Oval (sound recording, 2011, with Alessandro Bosetti)
     Improvisational duo with Julia Miller
     For the Record (solo violin and amplified bow, 2003, Troy Schafer)
     Captions (sound recording, 1996)
     rain 1.4 (sound recording, 2006)
set 2
     Eye Chart (sound recording, 2011, with Alessandro Bosetti)
     Violin duosolo (violin, with Troy Schafer)
     Guitar duosolo (guitar, with Julia Miller)
     Black (video with sound, 2003, with Sandra Binion)
     Improvisational duo with Gino Robair
     Reroundedaround (whistle, text, sound effects LP, drum, 2013, with Adam Vida)
     Super (voice and microphone,1996/2013, solo)

Swaves and Captions were composed and recorded at Spritzenhaus Hamburg, special thanks to Heinz Weber.
Oval and Eye Chart were recorded at Casa Bosetti Berlin.
rain 1.4 was composed at Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest and mixed at Experimental Sound Studio Chicago.  
Black was originally produced as part of Thirteen Nights and was edited by Hiroshi McDonald Mori.

                                                 all photos by Mark Booth