Doors at 7, Music at 7:30
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Sam Scranton is a composer/performer working at the intersection of music,
performance art, and installation. He has been described in New Music Box as "an artist taking wholehearted risks" and in the New York Times as a "killer drummer."
Recent projects include: High Quality Final Days, an album of speech-generated
compositions released on Parlour Tapes+; We Are Predatory, Air-Breathing, for alto sax, accordion, percussion, MIDI playback and TTS voice, commissioned by Gyre
Ensemble; HOLOLITH, a durational work of speculative music, commissioned by
Mocrep; and HOLOTYPE, premiered by Spektral Quartet.
Sam has presented nationally and internationally at festivals and conferences such as
Composit Festival, NUNC!, New Music Gathering, the International Conference on
Music and Minimalism, and Omaha Under the Radar. As part of the band volcano!, Sam
has performed onstage in Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris, with albums released by
Leaf Label (UK).
Currently, Sam lives and works in Chicago, pursuing a doctorate in composition at
Macie Stewart is a violinist and vocalist, active both as a free improviser and as a pop musician with her group Homme.
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. Gather is curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew,
and Rebecca Himelstein.