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Glad Cloud is a monthly series that celebrates the rich landscape of Chicago musicians working with ambient music. Visitors can enjoy their cocktails and companions while the music envelops the room around them.
KG Price does not beg, does not borrow, he steals. Lessons in Musicology, the project at hand, is thievery, pure and simple. Through the medium of 12, 10 and 7 inch vinyl, he turns other peoples’ typically copy written work into his own. Sometimes it is an unaccompanied vocal piece by Luciano Berio or drum solos by Frank Rosaly. Other times it is no more than a training record for Morse code that has had a red-hot screwdriver jammed through it to give it an elliptical spin as opposed to circular, thus warping the square-waves into an aleatoric line of glissandi Lieder. All of these together create a simultaneity representing SATB or the string quartet or a simple band of vocals, “guitar,” bass and drums. Classical in form, modern in content, the end result is a summation of and response to our documentation of organized sound.
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami's analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions stretch into hypnotizing depths of stream-of-consciousness multi-instrumental input, sinking into expanses of infinite sustain and cresting into bursts of noise from an arsenal of oscillators and effects pedals. She has toured the country and performed on five physical releases as a member of drone improv trio Good Willsmith, including their debut LP The Honeymoon Workbook (Umor Rex, 2014). Chami performs as half of ambient duo l'eternebre, and co-founded the experimental collective/netlabel Screaming Claws. She was born in Ontario and lives in Chicago.