Open Source Open Ear

This is a call for all music makers, audiophiles, sound artists, file pirates, oddity trawlers, programmers, mixtapers, noise addicts, radio hackers, circuit benders, and free improvisers to participate in a two-week exhibition at Mess Hall, in Rogers Park.

The objective of this show is to bring into focus diverse sound practices that resist conventional modes of production, distribution, performance or perception. The show will accommodate a gallery installation of submissions and projects, as well as a series of evening performances. This will be accompanied by a website and small publication.

All types of contribution are welcome!

Please consider submitting: Proposals for one-night performances, on or off-site events, installations, radio programs Recorded material for compilation, exchange, remix, broadcast or promotion Posters, pamphlets, imagery or ephemera related to your work or to other DIY sound projects Essays related to the ideas of open-source programming, soundhacking, politics and sound, installation, improvisation, subculture, etc. How-to instructions or diagrams for instrument building/programming/deviant behavior

All Submissions and proposals are due by July 15th


Timothy Ivison
1342 W Hubbard St., #2F
Chicago, IL 60622

about the space

Mess Hall is an open resource based in Chicago. It offers meals, a printed matter reading area, a useful materials redistribution initiative, exhibitions, workshops, swap meets, presentations, public projects, =20 actions and generates a self-organized culture of generosity.

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