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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Third Coast Ensemble

In October 2015 I performed with the Third Coast Ensemble, led by Chicago's Rob Mazurek. This is a 16-piece ensemble of musicians from Brest, Chicago, and elsewhere organized by Ensemble Nautilis in Brest. We performed at the Penn Ar Jazz Festival at the Quartz Theater in Brest, and at the Banlieu Bleu Festival at the Dynamo in Paris.  There's a video excerpt here.

The lineup:
Rob Mazurek : Cornet, composition and direction
Nicole Mitchell : Flute
Christophe Rocher : Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Nicolas Peoc'h : Alto  and Soprano Saxophone
Irvin Pierce : Tenor Saxophone
Philippe Champion : Trumpet
Steve Berry : Trombone
Jeff Parker : Guitar
Christofer Bjurström : Piano
Lou Mallozzi : Turntables, Text Recitation
Vincent Raude : Electronics
Mazz Swift : Violin
Tomeka Reid :Cello
Frédéric B. Briet : Bass
Nicolas Pointard : Drums
Avreeyl Ra :Drums
Alexandre Pierrepont : Texts and Artistic Consultant
Sylvain Thévenard : Sound

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