Ulrich Krieger | Lampo | Experimental | Chicago Reader

Ulrich Krieger All Ages Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., Feb. 7, 9 p.m. 2009

German saxophonist Ulrich Krieger is best known as an interpreter of contemporary classical music: he’s recorded sharp versions of works by John Cage, Luciano Berio, and Giacinto Scelsi, and on the ingenious Early American Minimalism: Walls of Sound II (Sub Rosa, 2004) he adapted early works by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich for his instrument using overdubbing and electronics. But Krieger also works on the periphery of noise, rock, and improvisation, as a member of Text of Light (with Alan Licht, Lee Ranaldo, Christian Marclay, and others) and a regular collaborator of the German avant chamber group Zeitkratzer, which in 2002 first performed his daring, explosive adaptation of Lou Reed’s 1975 feedback opus Metal Machine Music. In his Chicago debut, Krieger, who currently teaches composition at CalArts, will play a new electroacoustic work called “R.A.W.,” featuring extended technique, electronic manipulation, and saxophone-controlled feedback. —Peter Margasak

Price: $12

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