Founded in 1997 and incorporated in December 1998, Lampo is a nonprofit presenter of experimental music and intermedia events.
The organization, which is based in Chicago, promotes and supports
artists working in electronic and electroacoustic music, free
improvisation, sound art and other new forms. Lampo brings composers
and musicians from across North America, Europe and Asia to present
their work to local audiences.
Lampo is equally committed to helping Chicago
composers and musicians realize special projects with potential impact
on their careers. The organization commissions new works and encourages
joint performances with visiting artists.
Lampo's programs are chosen with careful
consideration to make a balanced season of events. These programs, many
of which feature rare Midwest appearances, attract a broad and diverse
audience and give the public opportunities to directly experience the
work of music's leading innovators.
In addition to these events, Lampo collaborates with other presenters and arranges workshops and lectures.