Lawrence English / Cleared (CD release) / Mike Weis
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
LAWRENCE ENGLISH is a composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.
Returning as support this evening is CLEARED, who are here to celeebrate the release of their newest record, Serpens, their first after the trilogy of Cleared, Breaking Day and Drown. Out on April 7 via Utech Recordings, Serpens is a pure and succinct view of the sonic environment Steven Hess and Michael Vallera have crafted over the last eight years. Built from electric guitar, percussion, and a small array of electronics, each track represents a singular and filmic movement into the spectrum of instrumental composition. Intensely meditative, this release is a portrait of two artists who have quietly honed and nurtured a unique model of experimental music.