Public Program

  • Lampo 2019 Concert Series at the Graham Foundation

Carl Stone Lampo performance, Madlener House, Chicago, 2018.

Lampo presents experimental music concerts, bringing artists from around the world to perform their work for Chicago audiences. Rather than making programming decisions based on tour schedules, Lampo carefully selects each season of events and then arranges to bring musicians and composers from North America, South America, Europe and Asia directly to Chicago. We are also focused on Chicago artists and regularly include their work in our programming—commissioning projects, providing special equipment and technical support, and supporting joint performances with visiting artists. For visitors and locals alike, we encourage artists to create new works specifically for Lampo, and we help artists fulfill their particular vision. Each season is curated with consideration to make a balanced programming schedule, with connections between projects.

Founder and executive 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.

Founded in 1997 and incorporated in December 1998, Lampo is a nonprofit presenter of experimental music and intermedia events. The organization, which is based in Chicago, promotes and supports artists working in electronic and electroacoustic music, free improvisation, sound art, and other new forms.