…makers of diverse experimental sound and music practices for connection and creative exchange. A series curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew and Rebecca Himelstein.
Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago.
ESHOVO is a writer and music artist from Washington, D.C. studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work investigates perceptions of blackness and Afrocentricity in the americas and the western world. Through creating work that strains the margins of fine art and commodified fields in music, Eshovo desires to be a vessel that communicates his opposition to the subsequent misrepresentations of Africans in western arts and culture.
Chicago-based and Japanese-born sound artist KIKÙ HIBINO has been producing cross-genre electronic music.
From chamber music for media productions to digital micro sound for art installations, he has collaborated internationally with a wide variety of artists and scholars, including Kawaguchi Takao (Dumb Type), Curtis Roads (Computer music), Theaster Gates (Contemporary artist), Mike Weis (Zelienople) and Norma Field (Literal scholar).
The publication, The Wire once described his music as "trying to cram in as many memories as possible before it all disappears" and that the music "concerns itself with themes of capturing and preserving fleeting moment" (2007, issue 279).