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Concert Thu Feb 22 2007

Now for something completely different - Leiff Elgrenn @ Lampo

Are you tired of the same old venues, the typical linup of bass, drums and guitar, or even of the limitations of the best dj driven music? Then how about checking out Lampo. Lampo is a Chicago non-profit that presents experimental music and intermedia events. Lampo brings artists from all over the world to Chicago, as well as supporting local composers of avante-drone material. They have a particular fondness for Sweden, in part because some of their funding comes from the American-Scandanavian Foundation and the Consulate General of Sweden.

On February 24th at 9pm they're presenting the latest work from Swedish composer/video artist Leif Elggren titled "If Other People Exist Then They Are Totally Sealed Secrets (The Voice as an Irregular Sound Generator." The show will take place at 60Dum, which is located at 2116 W. Chicago Ave. The event is being described as consisting of "voice and video, motors and vibrating tin can crowns." After Leif's solo performance he'll perform as a duet with Chicagoan Kevin Drumm. I can't honestly tell you what to expect, but perhaps the unexpected. As an aside, Leiff also has a day job as co-monarch of Elgaland-Vargaland. Here's a brief descripition of this unusual territory:

"Elggren also is the benevolent co-monarch (with Carl Michael von Hausswolff) of Elgaland-Vargaland, all areas of no-man's land, territories between national boundaries on both land and sea, digital and mental spaces. This nation has its own national anthem, flag, coat of arms, currency, citizens and ministers."

So There.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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Alarm Magazine
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