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Strange Strings (Lampo Winter concert series)

(Photo of Fred Lonberg Holm by Patricia Lay-Dorsey)

If the winter-ravaged inside of your head currently sounds like the infamous Bernard Hermann theme from Psycho right now, come to Lampo this Saturday and replace that old cadence with some new bowed/plucked string classics. It's the second concert in Lampo's Winter 2008 series, held at their new venue, 216 W. Chicago Ave., 2nd Floor. Starts at 9 p.m., and it costs $12.

On the docket: a improvised duo meeting between Australian harpist Clare Cooper (she also plays the Chinese guzheng, but I don't know how you refer to someone who plays that...guzhengist, I guess [bless you!]) and Chicago 'cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm. Cooper differentiates herself from other avant harpists like Zeena Parkins through a more mechanical, alien approach to the sound-making possibilities of the instrument, emphasizing alien, magical sounds over gratuitous displays of virtuosity (she has that too, though). Lonberg-Holm has been terrorizing steel-wound strings with catgut for decades, with a background that includes free improv, modern classical, and skronky rock, making it hard to avoid comparisons with another miraclized 'cello player, the late Tom Cora.

If your soul can be set afire via improvisational music, then let this concert be the Zippo.

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