CHIMEFest 2023: Site/Space

The University of Chicago’s CHIME (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental) Studio hosts the annual CHIMEFest on Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Logan Center for the Arts. The annual electroacoustic festival presents four concerts over the two days, featuring special guest artists bassoonist Dana Jessen, vocalist Liz Pearse, and pianist Ning Yu.

CHIMEFest 2023 is titled “Site/Space” and will feature works that explore site or space in technical, conceptual, or poetic ways. The festival will highlight University of Chicago composers as well as other leading figures in electronic and electroacoustic music. Composers use of electronics ranges from amplification and live processing to tape playback, spatial audio, multimedia work, and much more.


Opening Concert, UChicago Composers and Local Musicians
Friday, February 3 / 4:30 PM
Music by Hunter Brown, Ania Vu (featuring Eduard Teregulov), Jack Cramer, Ryan Garvey, and more

Dana Jessen, Bassoon and Electronics
Friday, February 3 / 7:30 PM
Music by George Lewis, Kari Watson, Dana Jessen (with video by Eli Stine), and Ryan Garvey

Liz Pearse, Voice and Electronics
Saturday, February 4 / 4:30 PM
Music by Milton Babbitt, Darlene Castro Ortiz, David Bird, Kari Watson, Elise Roy, and Blaise Ubaldini

Ning Yu, Piano and Electronics
Saturday, February 4 / 7:30 PM
Music by Stefan Prins, Joanna Bailie, David Bird, and Andrew Stock

Admission is free and no tickets are required for CHIMEFest performances.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 9th Floor Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637