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Concert Wed Mar 28 2012

Haunting the Chapel

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Damion Romero

Damion Romero treats living spaces like speaker cones, automobiles like drummers, and telegraph wires like direct lines to the music of the cosmos. A true acoustic scientist at heart, Romero creates his physical, high-density drones not from effects pedals or overloaded distortion, but from the intrinsic properties of a room, self-generating feedback loops, and monolithic, featureless boxes of his own invention. I've written about Romero previously, in the lead-up to his 2008 performance at Lampo, and all of that still holds and bears re-reading. That performance made use of Lampo's then-new loft space on Chicago Avenue, receiving the vibrations from the floor of the venue with ultra-sensitive geophones, sending the back into the system, and turning the room into an expansive, throbbing sonic object, a sound that surrounds you and reacts to each body in the room. For his performance this Saturday, the Renaissance Society's Bond Chapel (1025 E. 58th St.) in Hyde Park will be the resonant object in Romero's first four-channel speaker work, entitled Quartet. When asked for more details on the project, Damion said he didn't want to "jinx it" by providing details, further deepening the mystery of what's really in those flat, featureless metal boxes of his.

The performance starts at 8pm this Saturday, March 31. Admission is FREE, and no RSVP is required. First come, first served.


 
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