Unfortunately, Florian Hecker is unable to travel to Chicago for personal reasons. In his place we are very happy to present Kevin Drumm: Narrow Territory. Learn more and RSVP Here. 

On the Chicago Architecture Biennial's first Late Night at the Biennial, Florian Hecker will premiere Reformulations, an ambitious multichannel audio work created for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, offering a detailed sonic exploration of the Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. Hecker, who lives and works in Kissing, Germany, and Edinburgh, United Kingdom, develops sound installations, publications, and live performances. This will be his largest Chicago project to date. The performance begins at 8pm.

Born in Augsburg, Germany, Florian Hecker deals with specific compositional developments of postwar modernity, electro-acoustic music, and other, nonmusical disciplines in his sound installations and live performances. He dramatizes space, time, and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Their autonomy as objects is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories, and associations in an immersive intensity. Hecker studied computational linguistics and psycholinguistics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and fine arts at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, where he received his diploma.

To attend Reformulations, RSVP Here

Come early to explore the Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibitions. Galleries will be open 6-9pm. Join us in the Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Square for free beer and wine from 6-8pm.

Beer generously donated by Lagunitas Brewing Company. First come, first served; limited quantity available.

This program is presented in partnership with Lampo, a nonprofit presenter of experimental music and intermedia events, and the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Federal Republic of Germany’s globally active cultural institute