JEFF KOLAR is a sound artist, radio producer, and curator working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press), “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), includes cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. His work activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice.
His work has been commissioned by the Propeller Fund, a re-granting agency of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and free103point9, a re-granting agency of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Arts Council.
He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum (New York, USA), The Kitchen (New York, USA), ORF RadioKulturhaus (Vienna, Austria), CTM Festival for Adventurous Music (Berlin, Germany), University of Illinois Chicago Gallery 400 (Chicago, USA), Columbia College Chicago A+D Gallery (Chicago, USA), Sonic Circuits (Washington DC, USA), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, USA), GLI.TC/H (Chicago, USA), Megapolis Audio Festival (New York, USA), and LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art (København, Denmark).
VERNACULAR STRING TRIO features Tracy Andreotti, cello; Alexander Cunningham, violin; and Joshua Weinstein, bass
THE BROTHERS CLAPP features the songs and sound collage of Sam Clapp.
“Bruxism is a monthly concert series presented by Close/Far Recordings of mostly local sound art, improvisation, noise,
jazz, electronic & electroacoustic music on the last Thursday of the month at Schlafly Tap Room. All concerts will
feature free cassettes, prints, and/or zines.” www.close-far.com