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Marcus Schmickler, 'Palace of Marvels [queered pitch]' (editionsMego)

Marcus Schmickler
Mar 15, 2014 (8pm)

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German composer and electronic musician Marcus Schmickler returns to the Graham Foundation on March 15, 2014, for a performance that will explore the correlation between music, language, thought, and representation. Schmickler will present “Semiotic Chora,” a new work that uses sonifications of logical functions and electro-acoustic artifacts.


Marcus Schmickler (b. 1968, Cologne, Germany) studied composition and electronic music and works in both composed and improvised forms. He has won numerous prizes and honors and is closely associated with the Cologne label a-Musik. As a composer, he has worked with the ensemble recherche, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the musikFabrik, the Paragon Ensemble, the Ensemble Zeitkratzer, among others. As a musician, he has performed with artists such as John Tilbury, Thomas Lehn, MIMEO and Julee Cruise. Schmickler lives and works in Cologne.

This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo and with the support from the Goethe-Institut Chicago. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art, and intermedia projects. Visit