Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071


Madison Greenstone
Lampo Performance Series
May 04, 2024 (8pm)

RSVP required, limited capacity

Madison Greenstone performs Silent Paradox of Expression, a new concert-length extension of their exstatic resonances practice of playing the clarinet.

Madison Greenstone (b.1992, Los Angeles) is a clarinetist, composer, and writer based in Brooklyn. Greenstone’s solo performance practice, exstatic resonances, explores intense instrumental expressivities that arise when the clarinet is treated as a site of indeterminacy and generative instability. exstatic resonances draw on ongoing studies in phenomenology, self-generative music, acoustics, and the Jewish-mystical emanations of ruach.

Greenstone performs widely as a soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, they have presented their work at KM28, Berlin; the Vigeland Mausoleum, Oslo; Night of Surprise, Cologne; Issue Project Room, New York; Non Event, Boston; and the Merce Cunningham Centennial Night of 100 Solos, Los Angeles. As a chamber and orchestral musician, they have performed at the New York Philharmonic; PS21, Chatham; KKL Luzern; Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; Darmstadt Ferienkurse; Indexical, Santa Cruz; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angles; and Miller Theater, New York. They have held residencies at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, and University of Chicago.

Their debut solo album, Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness (Relative Pitch Records), was released in 2022. Greenstone can also be heard on labels such as Wandelweiser Editions, Another Timbre, TAK Editions, Pleasure of the Text Records, New Focus Recordings, Impakt Collective, and upcoming on Dinzu Artefacts.

Greenstone is the clarinetist of TAK Ensemble, and a founding member of the [Switch~ Ensemble]. Trained in contemporary classical performance, they have learned greatly from the mentorship of Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis at University of California San Diego.


Artist Talk, FRI, MAY 3, 6 p.m. at Lampo Annex: Madison Greenstone reads CALCULUS, a new lyrical essay that unfolds some of the textual, philosophical, and poetic ideas that inform their practice, accompanied by audio selections. Throughout, they explore various influences, including Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Éliane Radigue, Massimo Cacciari, and others. 
Lampo Annex, Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656.  FREE / RSVP HERE


Since 2010, the Graham Foundation has partnered with Lampo to produce an international performance series held at the Madlener House. Lampo, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization for experimental music and intermedia projects.

Lampo, established in 1997, supports artists working in new music, experimental sound ,and other interdisciplinary practices. The Chicago-based organization's core activity has been and remains its performance series. Rather than making programming decisions around tour schedules, Lampo invites selected artists to create and perform new work, and then the organization provides the space, resources, and curatorial support to help them fulfill their vision. Lampo also organizes artist talks, lectures, screenings, and workshops, and publishes written and recorded documents related to its series.

Note: This event will be held in the ballroom on the third floor of the Madlener House, which is only accessible by stairs. The first-floor galleries and bookshop are accessible via outdoor lift. Please contact us at 312.787.4071 or to make arrangements.

Photo: Titilayo Ayangade


Unless otherwise noted,
all events take place at:

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago

Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5 p.m.



Events are held in the ballroom on the third floor which is only accessible by stairs.
The first floor of the Madlener House is accessible via an outdoor lift. Please call 312.787.4071 to make arrangements.