Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071


Ellen Phan
Lampo Performance Series
Mar 09, 2024 (8pm)

RSVP required, limited capacity

Ellen Phan premieres Tension and Release, a new work of computer music, centering on a series of vulnerable, private therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming sessions with her mentor over the course of three years that focus on releasing grief, people pleasing, inner child work, and navigating the complexities of motherhood.

Ellen Phan (b.1986, Fountain Valley, CA) is a computer music artist. Her work focuses on creating multi-dimensional frequencies using a variety of processing and synthesis with a distinct hallucinatory, dissociative, psychoacoustic sound world inspired by the Superconscious.

She has performed at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford University; Algorithmic Art Assembly, San Francisco; Hangar, Barcelona; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris; Corridor Festival, Seattle; and Indexical, Santa Cruz. Her music has been published by Bánh Mì Verlag, Anòmia, Nada Recs and LOL Editions, with a forthcoming release on Rope Editions. Phan also has a hypnotherapy practice, and her work in hypnotism informs her approach to sonics. She lives in Los Angeles.

Since 2010, the Graham Foundation has partnered with Lampo to produce an international performance series held at the Madlener House. Lampo, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization for experimental music and intermedia projects.

Lampo, established in 1997, supports artists working in new music, experimental sound, and other interdisciplinary practices. The Chicago-based organization's core activity has been and remains its performance series. Rather than making programming decisions around tour schedules, Lampo invites selected artists to create and perform new work, and then the organization provides the space, resources, and curatorial support to help them fulfill their vision. Lampo also organizes artist talks, lectures, screenings, and workshops, and publishes written and recorded documents related to its series.

Note: This event will be held in the ballroom on the third floor of the Madlener House, which is only accessible by stairs. The first-floor galleries and bookshop are accessible via outdoor lift. Please contact us at 312.787.4071 or to make arrangements.

Photo: Rei Hertzler