The CHIME Studio (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) is a vital creative space in the Music Department at the University of Chicago. Directed by composer, improviser, and sound artist Sam Pluta, the studio is focused on creativity in the many realms of electronic music and its integration with other media.

Switch On! (2017)

[Switch~ Ensemble] @ U of C

Residency dates: May 09–15  

Open Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 10th,  10:00am–3:20pm, Fulton Hall (Goodspeed Hall). Schedule below:

10-11pm Myers
11-12pm Rolock / Page
1-2:10pm Lee
2:20-3:20pm Gradone


MANA Contemporary, Friday May 12, 8:00 PM
2233 S Throop St.
Suggested donation: $10

Alican Çamcı: landscape with inscription
Max Murray: Ad Marginem des Versuchs
Timothy Page: New work
Reiny Rolock: Trio #4
Anna Walton: Jökulsárlón


Elastic Arts, Sunday May 14, 8:00PM
3429 W Diversey Ave #208
Suggested donation: $10

Elvira Garifzyanova: Aurora Borealis
Pierce Gradone: Net(work)
Joungbum Lee: pa-an
Will Myers: Aquinnah, March 13
Katherine Young: The Life You Save May Be Your Own

the [Switch~ Ensemble]
Zach Sheets, flutes & executive director
Madison Greenstone, clarinets
Maya Bennardo, violin
T.J. Borden, cello
Wei-Han Wu, piano & conductor
Megan Arns, percussion
Jason Thorpe Buchanan, conductor & artistic director
Clay Mettens, sound engineer

Igor Santos, Alican Çamcı, & Timothy Page, project managers & tech crew.

For more info, contact:

Igor Santos –

Switch On! is sponsored in part by:


Switch~ play's Igor Santos' "lamento", in Valencia, Spain, July 2016.

(photo taken at Woodlawn Tap (Jimmy's)

(photo taken at Jimmy’s)