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Tomomi Adachi and Lou Mallozzi
Tomomi Adachi and Lou Mallozzi

Wed, Nov 01


AIRMW Cultural Hub

Tomomi Adachi and Lou Mallozzi

A rare U.S. performance by Japanese performer/composer Tomomi Adachi. He'll be joined by Chicago artist Lou Mallozzi. TICKETED EVENT (visit link in description)

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

AIRMW Cultural Hub, 4875 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA

About this event

Experimental Sound Studio and Asian Improv Arts Midwest presents Japanese performer, composer, and sound poet Tomomi Adachi with Chicago artist Lou Mallozzi. 

Door 7:30 | Performance 8pm



Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist.

Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, sound

poetry, improvised music and contemporary music, also presented site-specific compositions,

compositions for classical ensembles, choir pieces for untrained musicians in all over the world

including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Centre Pompidou,

Poesiefestival Berlin and Walker Art Center. He has been working with a wide range of

materials; self-made physical interfaces and instruments, artificial intelligence, brainwave,

artificial satellite, twitter texts, fracture, and even paranormal phenomena. He was a guest of the

Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012. He received the Award of Distinction from Ars

Electronica 2019. He composed the world's first opera which adopted a libretto written by

artificial intelligence, for which he won the Keizo Saji Prize in 2022.

Lou Mallozzi is an interdisciplinary artist and educator in Chicago. He dismantles and

reconstitutes gesture, sound, image, and language to poetically destabilize our relationships

with the familiar through performances, installations, interventions, fixed media works,

improvised music, drawings, and collaborations. His work has been exhibited and performed in

many venues in the US and Europe, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The

Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the

Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, Radiorevolten Festival in Halle, Constellation in Chicago,

and many others. Mallozzi co-founded Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 1986 and for

the next 30 years he facilitated the presentation of exploratory sonic art works by more than 500

artists in festivals, exhibitions, performances, and transmissions throughout Chicago.

Concurrently he began teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now

Associate Professor in the Department of Art + Technology / Sound Practices. Mallozzi has

been awarded grants, fellowships, and residencies in support of his work, including the

Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center, The Ishibashi Foundation/Japan Foundation,

The Emily Harvey Foundation (Venice), and the Illinois Arts Council. In 2020, NewCity named

him as one of thirty artists “foundational to the art world of Chicago.”

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