Friday, March 16, 2018

Closet of Records and Kunstverein Ulm


Upcoming performances in Belgium and Germany:

3.29.18
at Het Bos, Antwerp Belgium
Closet of Records w/ Flux Bikes

14.4.18
'Flow' at Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
Performance for Art Opening of Group Show

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rob Frye and Ben LaMar Gay Duo at Hungry Brain

photo from Allison Taich

1.17.18 at The Hungry Brain

Multi-instrumentalists, All-city collaborators, El is a Sound of Joy bandmates Rob Frye (Flux Bikes, Bitchin Bajas) and Ben LaMar Gay (Juba Dance, Bottle Tree) can be found performing in an array of musical groups in Chicago and on tour.  In their Duo they find the relation between folk musics and stories of past and present, horn and voice, bike tires and instruments gathered from musical journeys.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

DEC '17


12.17.17 at The Owl w/ Mukqs, Winston Lasker and DJ Catieo


12.26.17 with Shantah Nurulla, Carlos Pride, Mikel Avery and Ben LaMar Gay



Monday, October 16, 2017

October Storm Chaser


Milwaukee, WI
at After Gallery w/ Rio Turbo, QtheSun, Jay Anderson, and Storm Chaser

photos by Flow Johnson here


Flux Bikes and Storm Chaser in Chicago
at California Clipper 10.18.17

Thursday, September 28, 2017

w/ BLG at Zebulon LA and the California Clipper


w/ Ben Lamar Gay opening for Jeff Parker and The New Breed in LA



Bikes emerging from the Los Angeles River.  Rhythms and the sound of flutes.



Radius Etc
at California Clipper 
Thursday September 28th
with Ben Lamar Gay and Shanta Nurullah

Saturday, September 23, 2017

INFERNO GROWTH



Inferno Mobile Recording Studio presents GROWTH our 2017 residency showcase
Saturday, Sept 23, 12pm-3pm
Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Free admission, food and refreshments served.

For 6 weeks over the summer, Inferno sent four artists-in-residence to parks all across Chicago. The selected artists work in a diverse array of disciplines, including experimental music, film, sound art, and performance, and are all extremely accomplished in their respective fields. In the parks, they led collaborations with and between young people and park patrons exploring music, field recording, therapeutic sound art, video, storytelling, digital media, and journalism. At GROWTH, the artists will present the work they’ve built from those sessions:

Emme Williams [Fastness, Organsm]: an audio/visual project presenting and reinterpreting recordings made with Arts XIII campers on the themes identity, community, and solidarity

Ed Bornstein [Foul Tip, #WADDUPPSONN!?, Carpet Museum]: 2 short documentaries: one about the Fresh Moves bus, shot and edited by TRACE staff; another on the work TRACE did this summer concerning urban agriculture and food justice (with footage and testimonials from TRACErs)

Rob Frye [Bitchin Bajas, Flux Bikes, El Is A Sound Of Joy]: an interactive musical project inviting visitors to listen to, mix and layer loops of park sounds recorded or created by day campers, as well as their own

Ben Lamar Gay [Bottle Tree, Juba Dance]: a performance in which the artist (and a special guest) reshape and improvise over sounds and music made with and by CPD special recreation participants.


GROWTH poster by Emme Williams

Friday, September 1, 2017

INFERNO MOVEMENTS at 63RD ST BEACH

FLUX BIKES at BONGO BEACH // 63RD ST BEACH 6pm on 9.1.17


with Stephen Ptacek, Carlos Pride, and Ben Lamar Gay



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