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Lampo, Inc. (Chicago, IL 60611-6714)
Andrew Fenchel (Project Director: May 2014 to present)

General Preservation Assessment for the Lampo Collection

The preservation assessment of Lampo’s audiovisual collection of contemporary experimental musicians, which includes live performances of world premier works and rich documentation of the artists’ creative process, altogether totaling nearly 200 projects.  Materials from the collection have been used for national and international museum programming, educational programming, and radio broadcasts.  Among the artists represented in the collection are Eliane Radigue, Takehisa Kosugi, Phil Niblock, Michael Snow, Maryanne Amacher, David Behrman, and Milford Graves, as well as younger artists who have been featured at the Tate Modern, Pompidou, and Guggenheim.

The Lampo collection comprise 300 audio and video recordings, over 10,000 photographs and 1,000 pages of artist papers, documenting some 200 experimental music performances and other avant-garde audiovisual projects, produced and presented by the Chicago organization between 1997 and 2014. Artists represented include more than 250 of music’s leading innovators, both pioneering figures and emerging talents, from 23 countries and across the U.S. The collection is significant not only for its roster and geographic scope, but also for its unique performances and comprehensive accompanying documentation, accessible and useful to teachers, students, scholars, curators and arts programmers, artists and the general public. Lampo seeks support to conduct a general preservation assessment of the organization’s collection. The project is critically important, as the first major step in the organization’s 16-year history to assess, organize, preserve and improve access to its collection.

Project fields:
Arts, Other

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$3,755 (approved)
$3,755 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2015 – 7/31/2016