Jason Hoffman a drone composer and the keyboardist for the ambient group CHORD. His long-running project Anatole fuses dark ambient and drone using techniques from acousmatic and improvised music.
Mukqs is the solo work of Maxwell Allison (Good Willsmith, Hausu Mountain). His tracks incorporate elements of sound collage, noise, techno, and ambient music into dense spreads of processed synth and sample sound sources. Mukqs recordings have appeared on labels including Orange Milk, Umor Rex, Midwich, and Jacktone.
Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago. Gather is curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew, and Rebecca Himelstein