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Fri, Sep 22


Bombsight Recording

pt.fwd presents Dorothy Carlos

Improvised cello and electronics from Chicago

pt.fwd presents Dorothy Carlos
pt.fwd presents Dorothy Carlos

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 7:00 PM

Bombsight Recording, 801 W Chestnut St Ste D, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA

About the event

Dorothy Carlos is an experimental cellist and electronic musician working in improvised performance and multi-channel sound in New York City and Chicago. Her work utilizes randomized electronics and extended techniques to explore fragility and imaginaries. Recent solo performances have been presented by e-flux, Experimental Sound Studio Chicago, Big Ears Festival, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dorothy has been featured as an artist and collaborator in projects presented at the Swiss Institute (New York), Zhou Brothers Art Center (Chicago), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Artists Space (New York), and the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art (Fall River, MA) and has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Experimental Sound Studio Chicago, Avaloch Farm, the Next Festival for Emerging Artists, and the Living Gallery. Last year, she released an album on the Chicago-based label American Dreams in collaboration with artist, Brian Oakes. Dorothy holds a Bachelor’s degree from NYU where she studied classical cello and anthropology on full scholarship, and an MFA in sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dorothy's concert is presented in collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio's Alba Sonic Arts Artist-in-Residency Program.


All pt.fwd concerts are free and open to the public.

pt.fwd is an independent, artist-run 501c3 non-profit that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

pt.fwd's mission is to celebrate the communal experience of coming together to listen to powerful new sonic art. In partnership with the McLean County Museum of History, pt.fwd promotes new work by local and regional artists in a historic, acoustically curious setting.

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