US, Illinois, Chicago

Avant-garde electronic music project in Chicago which co-ordinates audio and multimedia installations, listening stations, parties, live events, and other functions across the city.

Tatsu Aoki

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)
A collective of internationally renowned musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music.

Barely Auditable
Artist-based creative music label.

Chicago Now
Listings of upcoming local performances of free jazz and free improvisation, avant-classical, experimental music of any kind, plus any rock shows that seem to fit.

A commity message board with sites for Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland OR, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Melbourne and Sydney.

Empty Bottle
Chicago venue with improvised music series.

Douglas Ewart
Composer, improviser, instrument maker.

Experimental Sound Studio
A non-profit organization founded in 1986 for the production and promotion of innovative approaches to the sonic arts.

Performance center for a wide range of cultural expression, to encourage respect of our ethnic diversity, and to greater understanding of differing traditions and perspectives.

A non-profit presenter of experimental music and intermedia events.

Eric Leonardson
Composer, radio artist, sound designer, improviser.

LULA cafe
A forum for art, music and words featuring Chicago's most creative and talented musicians in the evenings and local artists of all media on its gallery walls.

Indie label purveying noise, experimental, gothic, spoken word and other

Okka Disk
Jazz and improvised music label.

Jim O'Rourke
Composer, improviser, guitarist.

Andrea Polli
Digital media installation and performance artist.

Quinnah Records
Chicago-based improvised and experimental music label.

Random Touch
Improvisational music duo.

Scott Rosenberg
Composer, performer

Damon Short
Composer, percussionist

Something Else
A weekly radio program of sound/radio art, new/electronic/electroacoustic music and live performance on WLUW 88.7 FM, Chicago.

Wobbly Rail Records
Label for improvised music and free jazz.