Chikamorachi + Special Guest | Resonance Series

Chikamorachi + Special Guest | Resonance Series

Lia Kohl & Haley Fohr Duo

Wed, December 13, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15.00

The Resonance Series
The Resonance Series is the monthly experimental music series focusing on creative, dynamic, and radical performers.
Chikamorachi
Chikamorachi
Since 2005 Darin Gray (bass) and Chris Corsano (drums) have performed side by side as Chikamorachi. They are found most often together with the incendiary saxophonist Akira Sakata, either as a trio or in expanded line-ups with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Min Tanaka, Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), Keiji Haino, Michiyo Yagi, and Yosuke Yamashita. The high-speed empathy that Gray and Corsano have as a rhythm section is at the fore of their many records together, the latest of which, Proton Pump with Akira Sakata and Masahiko Satoh, is due out in December on Family Vineyard Records. Earlier this year, they began a new project with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, performing at the Big Ears and Solid Sound Festivals.
Darin Gray
Darin Gray
Darin Gray is best known as Jim O’Rourke’s go-to bassist for nearly 20 years, as half of the duo On Fillmore, and as the bassist for Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen, and Brise-Glace. As an improviser he has performed and recorded with among others: Loren Connors, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Josh Abrams, Jason Roebke, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Alan Licht, Thollem Mcdonas, and Jim O'Rourke. As a session bassist he has played on recordings by Will Oldham, Cheer-Accident, Rope, Bobby Conn, Daneilson Family, Early Day Miners, Bunnygrunt, Jim O'Rourke, etc... He has toured extensively in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and Europe.
Chris Corsano
Chris Corsano
Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with saxophonist Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts, USA to the UK in 2005 led Chris to develop a solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings, metal discs, and various other non-traditional items into his drum kit. 2007 and '08 were spent as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour. Returning back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano shifted focus back to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work. In addition to the those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Mette Rasmussen, Okkyung Lee, Jandek and Sunburned Hand Of Man.
Lia Kohl & Haley Fohr Duo
LIA KOHL
Lia Kohl is a cellist and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Her work centers on improvisation, performance and sound art. She is a curator and ensemble member with the acclaimed performance ensemble Mocrep, with whom she has toured nationally and internationally. As a member of Mocrep, she has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Walshe, Natacha Diels and Steven Kazuo Takasugi and partnered with the Goethe Institute, MCA, Lumpen Radio, and Mana Contemporary Chicago. As an improviser she has performed with Peter Maunu, Mars Williams, Tomeka Reid and regularly with her clarinet/percussion/cello trio, ZRL. An avid interpreter of contemporary music, she has performed with Chicago Composers Orchestra, Fonema Consort, and Ensemble Dal Niente. She is a co-editor of Chicago experimental music magazine, Cacophony.

HALEY FOHR
Vocalist, composer, and producer Haley Fohr has been Circuit des Yeux since she was eighteen years old. Born in the year of the Dragon in Indiana's own "Star City" — that's Lafayette, IN — she released records regularly over the past decades; four full-length albums, along with several mini-albums and singles. Meanwhile, she has played shows everywhere, touring all the time. She has been based in Chicago since 2012.

Circuit des Yeux is an ardent collaborator, numbering Glenn Branca, Lee Ranaldo, Bill Orcutt, Bitchin Bajas & Bonny 'Prince' Billy and Olivia Block among her fellow performers.

Circuit des Yeux has received enervated and affirmative commentary from The Quietus, NPR, New York Times, Chicago Reader, Brooklyn Rail, Pitchfork and The Wire, among many others. They have all made interesting speculations on her brand of entertainment. All we can tell you in addition is that she has a four-octave range — at least on days when it isn't raining.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com