19 Nov 2015
Founded in 1997, Lampo promotes and supports artists working in experimental music and intermedia, by commissioning, producing and presenting special projects and performances. Lampo brings artists from across the U.S. and around the world to Chicago, and offers the public rare opportunities to experience their pioneering work in person. The organization is equally committed to helping Chicago artists undertake projects with potential impact on their careers.
Lampo also organizes educational programs, publishes written and recorded documents related to its performance series, and collaborates with the local arts community and national partners.
Our core activity has been and remains the Lampo performance series, now in its 19th year. Rather than making programming decisions around tour schedules, we invite selected artists to create and perform new work for Lampo and then bring them to Chicago directly to realize their vision. By design, Lampo produces few projects annually, focusing attention on each one, and making each a distinct experience for the artists and their audience.
Nearly all Lampo events feature premiere works by a range of legendary figures and emerging young talents, from the U.S. and more than 20 countries. Since 2010 Lampo programs have been offered free and open to the public. Institutional and member support ensures that our series is accessible to the broadest audience.
The Lampo collection, comprised of audio and video recordings, photographs, and artists’ papers, is open to the public by appointment, Monday through Friday, January to June and September to December.
Near North Side/ River North
216 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60610
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