JazzO 7: “Sonido Solido” with Volcano Radar
Saturday, October 24
6 PM / Interactive session (free)
7 PM / $10 (free with student ID)
High Concept Labs Studio A*
As part of Chicago Artists Month, Painter Lewis Achenbach continues his collaboration with the jazz ensemble Volcano Radar to produce Jazz Occurrence Seven and the concept of Sonido Solido (solid sound). A Jazz Occurrence is the union of the Sonic Arts and the Visual Arts. JazzO is a performance of something close to complete freedom, forming a third hybrid exponential enlightening art-form, capturing the ‘frequency in the room’ on canvas.
Join us before the concert at 6 PM for an interactive and up-close look at the creative process. JazzO will begin at 7 PM.
* Studio A is located on the 4th floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago. Enter the building through the glass doors on the east side of the building; ample and free parking is available. For wheelchair accessibility, please email email@example.com or call (312) 850-0555 to make arrangements.
Volcano Radar is
Elbio Barilari on electric viola/guitar/sax/cornet
Julia Miller on guitar synth
Harrison Bankhead on bass
Lou Ciccotelli on drums
Lew Achenbach has spent the last few years documenting Chicago’s jazz and avant-garde music in his unique, spontaneous, explosive painting style. He truly captures the essence and magic of improvised music, because he himself improvises in real-time with the musicians. He has spent the time to cultivate his voice and place in the music in the same way musicians do – by showing up and sitting in, studying the music and the players, week after week, for years. He understands our mission not just in words and sounds, but also in feelings, shapes and colors. —Preyas Roy