Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a nonprofit organization founded
in 1986, dedicated to the promotion, production, presentation, and
preservation of innovative and diverse approaches to the sonic arts,
and to the integration of these art forms into the public.
ESS is a membership organization. Annual memberships are $40/year
for individuals, $25/year for full-time students. Besides supporting
the Midwest’s only public-access sonic arts organization, membership
entitles you to access to the recording facility at an inexpensive rate
and discounts on workshops and ESS-sponsored events.
Lou Mallozzi - Executive Director, Staff Engineer
Jonathan Schenke - Studio Manager, Staff Engineer
Alex Inglizian - Studio Assistant, Staff Engineer
Sonia Yoon - Creative Audio Archive Manager
Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60660
ESS programs and services are supported by our members and
benefactors, and by the generous support of the Alphawood Foundation,
the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the DEW Foundation, the
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the
Arts, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.