with Barn Owl and Leticia Castaneda
Friday, December 12, 8pm

Dan Burke & Thomas DiMuzio, Wobbly, RK Faulhaber Saturday, December 13, 8pm

$8 admission, Free for LAB Members

The Lab will be hosting 23five Incorporated in two nights of work by the experimental sound art project Illusion Of Safety at The Lab, in celebration of the Chicago-based ensemble's 25th anniversary.

Revolving around its principle artist and founder Dan Burke, ILLUSION OF SAFETY has produced a large and challenging body of sound art through performance, installation, and recording. In Burke's own words, Illusion Of Safety intrepidly charts the terra incognita where sound, silence, noise and music intersect. Using conventional instruments, sound generating devices and random objects, IOS hews sonic sculptures that deliberately provoke, mesmerize and even affront listeners. IOS uses semi-recognizable preexisting structural elements and rearrangements of the 'language of error' to convey external stimuli and personal internal context. The results are destroyed music, broken sound, disturbed ambience and the quest for the sublime. Previous participants in Illusion Of Safety include Jim O'Rourke, Thymme Jones, Chris Block, and Mark Klein. Illusion Of Safety has performed over 200 times throughout the United States and Europe.??