library experimental – december 2019

Library Experimental is an ongoing series focusing on Chicago’s experimental musicians. It is happening at the Chicago Public Library in Jefferson Park on Saturday, December 21 from 2-4pm.

Early! Free! Kid friendly! If the kids are patient!

The first show after a long hiatus features William Riley Leitch; and Our Lisbon Office (Tricia Park, Mark Booth, Nathanael Jones).

Jefferson Park library is located at 5363 W Lawrence. Convenient to both bus and blue line.

William Riley Leitch is a Chicago area trombonist. Riley has performed at the Nief Norf Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, and the Lucerne Festival Academy where he studied with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Modern. Riley has premiered over 20 new works for solo trombone, chamber ensemble, and orchestra at events and venues such as Ear Taxi Festival and Red Note New Music Festival.


Our Lisbon Office is an improvisational ensemble comprised of Tricia Park (violin), Mark Booth (electronics), and Nathanael Jones (electronics/keyboard). For Library Experimental at the Jefferson Park Library the trio will perform improvisations initiated by a selection of abstract prose instructions.


pan y rosas presents – library experimental!

library experimental is a new and (hopefully) ongoing series focusing on chicago’s experimental musicians. it is happening at the chicago public library in jefferson park.

the first show features:

a text / sound piece with texts by nathanael lee jones and performers: beth mcdonald, kate r morris, jess saldana, and neal markowski.

cello/noise experiments with sarah ritch!

it is happening saturday, march 18, from 2-4pm. free. children are welcome (if, for some reason they’re not into the music, they can take advantage of all the library’s resources – board games, puzzles, legos, even books!)

jefferson park library is located at 5363 w lawrence. convenient to both bus and blue line.

sarah ritch on pan y rosas.

beth mcdonald on pan y rosas.

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