Olivia Block


Neon Marshmallow Chicago

7/31/2014 | The Burlington 3425 W. FULLERTON AVE. CHICAGO, IL 606047

Excellent performers in the Neon Marshmallow fest this year! I will be playing on:

THURSDAY, JULY 31 at the Burlington, Chicago
08:00pm: Doors / Stoli Open Bar !!!!!! Here’s the line up:

Andre Foisy

Brett Naucke

Olivia Block

Insect Ark

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Crow with No Mouth series show w Maria Chavez in St. Paul, MN

06/13/2014 | Studio Z, 275 east 4th street, St Paul, MN

I am honored to be sharing the bill with the excellent Maria Chavez on Friday, June 13th, as part of the Crow with No Mouth series, curated by Jesse Goin. I will be performing a solo piece for amplified objects, autoharp, walkie-talkies, micro-cassettes. the piece includes fragments of voice and other field recordings.

If you are in the area I hope you can come out!


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Experimental Music Yearbook with a·pe·ri·od·ic in Chicago

06/26/2014 | Constellation Chicago 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, 7:30 PM

I have had a lot of fun guest editing the 2014 edition of the Experimental Music Yearbook. (More info on EMY the editors below).

Thursday, June 26th at Constellation Chicago:

EMY is pleased to be co-presenting our Chicago concert with the a.per.i.o.dic ensemble, curated by the excellent Chicago composer, Nomi Epstein Please note it’s an early show, at 7:30 PM. For more info:


The constellation concert will feature scores by many talented experimental music composers, including Jessie Marino,
James Saunders, Albert Ortega, Manfred Werder, Nomi Epstein, and myself

Check out Nomi’s score, and an interview we did recently at the link below. Nomi articulately describes her interest in indeterminacy, scoring techniques, and other related ideas and issues.


Additionally,  on June 25th (the previous evening) the three curators of EMY, Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, and John P. Hastings, all talented composers themselves,  will perform selected pieces at Elastic Arts in Chicago. Also on the bill are fantastic Chicago composers Katherine Young and Troy Schafer

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May 10: Chicago Composers Orchestra 2014 Spring Concert – Deep Listening

05/10/2014 | St. James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St, Chicago, IL

The excellent Chicago Composer’s Orchestra will be premiering my new piece for orchestra, as well as new works by Marita Bolles and Nicole Mitchell.  Finally, I am thrilled that I will be able hear CCO present Four Meditations for Orchestra by Pauline Oliveros. What a treat! I hope you can come out to this special event.


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