Laurel Halo is a composer, producer, musician and DJ, born in Detroit and currently based in Los Angeles. Drawing from a range of music lineages, her considered approach has enabled her to maintain a signature aesthetic across a stylistically diverse output, traversing pop, ambient, leftfield club, experimental electronica and film score. For this performance at Bond Chapel, she presents material from her new album Atlas, with accompaniment by Brooklyn-based cellist, composer, and sound artist Leila Bordreuil.
Since 2012, Halo has released a number of albums ranging in genre-fluidity, complexity and scope, including Quarantine (2012, Hyperdub), In Situ (2015, Honest Jon’s), Raw Silk Uncut Wood (2018, Latency), and Possessed: OST (2020, Vinyl Factory). She has performed in venues, festivals, clubs and institutions across the world, including the Southbank Centre, Sydney Opera House, The Kitchen, Kölner Philharmonie, CTM/Transmediale, Sónar, and Montreux Jazz Festival, among others. She has collaborated with artists and designers including Moritz von Oswald, Metahaven, Kevin Beasley, Julia Holter, Hanne Lippard, Eckhaus Latta, John Cale, and the London Contemporary Orchestra. In July 2023 she announced the launch of her new imprint, Awe, with her latest album, Atlas.
Co-presented by the Renaissance Society and Experimental Sound Studio.
This event is free, but capacity is limited and advance registration is required. Seating for registered guests is first-come, first-served. Bond Chapel is located on the University of Chicago’s main quad, accessible from sidewalk level via ramp. This is a seated concert, and volume levels will be loud but not extreme.