Best experimental-music resource

Experimental Sound Studio

5925 N. Ravenswood
773-769-1069

experimentalsoundstudio.org

Since 1986 this invaluable but modest enterprise has generously and affordably aided those exploring the fringes of sound art, music, and just about any other medium with a sonic component. Founder Lou Mallozzi and a small but efficient crew offer reasonably priced studio time, interesting production workshops and tutorials (from circuit bending to an introduction to Pro Tools), and live performances. The space also houses the increasingly valuable Creative Audio Archive, whose holdings include recordings of live performances from Links Hall, a trove of Sun Ra/El Saturn Records audio, and the private collection of amateur audio documentarian and show taper Malachi Ritscher. —Peter Margasak