Composer, guitarist, and writer Alan Licht is revered for his work in groups The Blue Humans and Text of Light and considered a key figure in his generation’s pantheon of experimental solo guitar players (see also Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi). Since the early 1990s he has developed a repertoire of structured improvisation pieces for solo electric guitar. These works bring together his interests in reharmonization (from jazz and classical music), process, repetition, and extended duration (from Minimalism), and the textural vocabularies of rock and noise music.
For this concert, Licht presents two new solo guitar works—one long and one short. Read more about these works.
Co-presented with Lampo.
Please note: Interest for this event is high and RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Doors will open at 7:30PM and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those registered in advance. Reservations expire 5 minutes before the performance start time. RSVP here.
Alan Licht in conversation
Friday, November 2, 6pm
Lampo Annex, Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656
Free, RSVP required
Ahead of his Bond Chapel performance, Alan Licht discusses music, personal and public libraries, access and ownership. He considers the different relationships he has formed with music, whether borrowed, bought, or only heard, and what makes a music “collection.” This is the first of three Lampo talks this fall that touch on library experiences.