Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Hideout Residency

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Hideout Residency

Lia Kohl, Michael Zerang

Tue, January 30, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Bill MacKay
Bill MacKay
Bill MacKay is a highly-regarded guitarist-composer-improviser based in Chicago. He has energized experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songwriting, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar—via his band Darts & Arrows and through collaborations with artists such as Ryley Walker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and many more. His recently release solo album, Esker (Drag City), is "a rich and easygoing reminder that the American guitar tradition is a vast and detailed one.”—NPR.
Tim Kinsella
Tim Kinsella
Through his work with Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Make Believe, and Joan of Arc, Tim Kinsella has cemented his place as one of the most groundbreaking and unapologetically honest artists in modern music.
Lia Kohl
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.
Michael Zerang
Michael Zerang
Michael Zerang was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a first-generation American of Assyrian decent. He has been a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms.

As a percussionist, composer and collaborator, Zerang has over one hundred titles in his discography and has toured nationally and internationally to 35 countries since 1981, and works with and ever-widening pool of collaborators, primarily in The United States, Western and Eastern Europe.

Beginning in 2004, Zerang began to work with musicians and artists living in the Middle East. He traveled to perform, hold workshops, and study, to Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Morocco.

In November, 2007, Zerang played his first concert in Poland. Between 2007 - 2015, he had performed over 100 concerts. Several of these concerts where from existing ensembles that visited Poland, but the majority of the concert were in collaboration with Polish musicians and artists.

Michael founded and was the artistic director of the Link's Hall Performance Series in Chicago from 1985-1989 where he produced over 300 concerts of jazz, traditional ethnic folk music, electronic music, and other forms of forward thinking music. He was a Board Member of Links Hall from 1989 - 2013. He continued to produce concerts at Cafe Urbus Orbis from 1994-1996, and at his own space, The Candlestick Maker in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, from 2001 - 2005.

Zerang has collaborated extensively with contemporary theater, dance, and other multidisciplinary forms and has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards for Original Music Composition in Theater, in collaboration with Redmoon Theater, in 1996, 1998, and 2000.

Michael has taught as a guest artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in performance technique, sound design, and sound/music as it relates to puppetry; rhythmic analysis for dancers at The Dance Center of Columbia College, Northwestern University, and MoMing Dance and Arts Center; courses in Composer/Choreographer Collaborations at Northwestern University; music to children at The Jane Adams Hull House.

Michael currently tours and holds workshops in improvisational music and percussion technique, and teaches private lessons in rhythmic analysis, music composition, and percussion technique.

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