Public Program

  • Lampo 2014 Concert Series at the Graham Foundation

Ben Vida, soundcheck at Madlener House, 2013, Chicago.

Lampo commissions, produces, and presents the work of music's leading experimentalists. The organization carefully curates each season of concerts—bringing musicians and composers from around the world to Chicago, and supporting the creation and presentation of new works. By design, Lampo produces few projects annually, focusing special attention on each one, and making each a distinct experience for the artists and their audience.

Founder and director of Lampo Andrew Fenchel curates an ongoing series of experimental music concerts and intermedia projects. In addition to his work with Lampo, he has served on numerous review panels and juries locally, nationally, and internationally.

It is the mission of Lampo to promote and support artists working in experimental music by commissioning, producing, and presenting new works for performance in Chicago; organizing workshops and lectures; and collaborating with both the Chicago arts community and national partners. Founded in 1997, Lampo helps artists realize special projects with potential impact on their careers. Its programs, many of which feature rare appearances and premiere performances, attract a broad and diverse audience, and give the public unique opportunities to experience directly the work of music's leading experimentalists.