All Senses & WAKE Brewing Presents: Fabio Frizzi – The Beyond Composers Cut & Frizzi 2 Fulci Live At RIBCO Nov. 17th


Fabio Frizzi performs his live score to The Beyond, accompanying a screening of the film, plus a tribute set to horror master Lucio Fulci live at RIBCO November 17th. Doors at 7PM. Music starts at 8PM. This is an event NOT to be missed! Tickets are available at WAKE Brewing, Ragged Records & Music and online at Midwestix. Watch the trailer for The Beyond below.

The Beyond is a 1981 Italian Southern Gothic supernatural horror film directed by Lucio Fulci, and starring Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck. Its plot follows a woman who inherits a hotel in rural Louisiana that was once the site of a horrific murder, and which may be a gateway to hell. It is the second film in Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy after City of the Living Dead (1980), and was followed by The House by the Cemetery (1981).

Filmed on location in and around New Orleans in late 1980, additional photography took place at De Paolis Studios in Rome. Released theatrically in Italy in the spring of 1981, The Beyond did not see a North American theatrical release until late 1983 through Aquarius Releasing, who released an alternate version of the film titled 7 Doors of Death; this version featured an entirely different musical score and ran several minutes shorter than Fulci’s original cut. The film was eventually shown by Quentin Tarantino in the United States in its original form in September 1998 after it was acquired by Grindhouse Releasing.

Following its release, the film’s reception was polarizing. Critics of The Beyond praised the film for its surrealistic qualities and cinematography, though faulted its narrative inconsistencies. Whereas horror filmmakers and surrealist fans viewed the inconsistencies as intentionally disorienting, supplementing the atmospheric tone and presentation. Ultimately, The Beyond is ranked among Fulci’s most celebrated films, and has gained an international cult following over the ensuing decades.

Sponsored by: Midwest Mosnster Fest ,Ragged Records & Music and WAKE Brewing



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Thou was formed by guitarists Andy Gibbs and Matthew Thudium, bassist Mitch Wells, and drummer Terry Gulino. Thou released their first full-length effort, Tyrant, in 2007 after the arrival of the vocalist Bryan Funck. These were followed by their second studio album Peasant in 2008 and a string of EPs, including Malfeasance Retribution EP (2008), The Retaliation of the Immutable Force of Nature (2008), Through the Empires of the Eternal Void (2009) and Baton Rouge/You Have Much to Answer For (2010). Their third full-length album, Summit was released in 2010.

The band’s fourth studio album, Heathen, released in 2014, was met with critical acclaim. This album marked the first time in the band’s career that the band had featured cleanly sung vocals from collaborator Emily McWilliams. The album was named the best metal album of 2014 by music website Pitchfork. Thou has toured with and collaborated frequently with fellow sludge metal band The Body, whom they most recently collaborated with on the album entitled, You, Whom I Have Always Hated.

Emma Ruth Rundle graced us with a very intimate solo set last September for All Senses and we are very much excited to have perform on stage again at RIBCO. Check out this interview from late last year conducted by KEXP HERE. Also performing will be Brian Barr from Iowa City’s Aseethe.

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All Senses Festival is back for its second year, September 25-30th, 2018. All Senses Festival is a collaboration of several ongoing artistic endeavors combined under one umbrella: music, spoken word, film, an antique, craft and art fair, and much more. The festival incorporates multiple venues on both sides of the Mississippi River, taking place at The Figge Art Museum, Rock Island Brewing Company, and Rozz-Tox.

The week will kick off on Tuesday at the Figge with The Roedelius Cells, an immersive audio experience created by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Story, and featuring original piano recordings by Hans-Joachim Roedelius; presented by The Figge Art Museum, Ragged Records, and Curious Music. The installation will be in the Grand Lobby Tuesday through Thursday evening, where a closing ceremony and conversation with Tim Story will take place. After the closing ceremony, a brief cocktail hour will lead into Cinema at the Figge, presented by Ford Photography. There will be a short film program with live scoring from Brian Barr of Aseethe and Emma Ruth Rundle, as well as a feature film. Cinema at the Figge is free, with donations welcome, and guaranteed seating for All Senses ticket holders.

The music segment of All Senses includes national, regional, and local acts; a few of the highlights include Bongripper, Emma Ruth Rundle, McCombs/MacKay/Rumback, Telekinetic Yeti, Condor & Jaybird and The Golden Fleece present: Snooty and the Snout Pouch and more. Between sets, there will be readings from national and regional spoken word artists, presented by the Midwest Writing Center.



In preparation for this years All Senses Festival, September 25th-30th, the Figge Art Museum, Ragged Records, and Curious Music team up to present “The Roedelius Cells” installation in the Figge’s Grand Lobby. The Roedelius Cells is an immersive audio experience, created by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Story, and featuring original piano recordings by Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The program is an unconventional cycle of pre-recorded pieces, constructed by Story from thousands of short extracts of Roedelius’ piano recordings, and reproduced via 8 discrete audio channels which will surround the Grand Lobby’s interior space. Since each of the equidistant speakers reproduces a unique layer of each piece, the combinations that visitors experience as they explore the sound stage coalesce and evolve in unexpected, unrepeatable ways – essentially extending the act of composition to each individual participant.

Extraordinary…a highly-successful celebration of the work of two internationally-recognized artists… Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of the installation was the high number of visitors who stayed throughout the entire duration of the hour-long audio cycle, often remaining well into the next before pulling themselves away from this immersive and deeply satisfying visitor experience.”

– Scott Boberg, Manager of Programs at Toledo Museum of Art


In the course of recording several music projects over the past decade, long-time collaborators Tim Story and Hans-Joachim Roedelius captured many hours of Roedelius’ intuitive solo piano improvisations.  Rediscovering these extended recordings years later, Story began treating them more as building blocks than finished compositions.  Recombining very small edits of this material into layered, evolving patterns, Story painstakingly built compositions solely from the source piano recordings, but which bore little resemblance to Roedelius’ originals.  These short, repeating, interlocked layers – consisting of thousands of fragments , each often just a few seconds in duration – create a syncopated, shimmering interplay more reminiscent of Steve Reich’s structured minimalism than Roedelius’ expansive lyricism. Bits of extraneous noise and conversation from the casual sessions occasionally get swept up into the evolving loops, creating a kind of eerie human percussion. To extend the act of ‘re-composition’ to the listeners themselves, Story incorporates a playback system that spreads the individual layers discretely amongst 8 speakers, so that travelling through the physical space changes the fundamental perception of the cells’ interactions in unique, evolving and unrepeatable ways.

Artist Statement:

“I’ve always been fascinated how we humans continually create order out of randomness, how our brains construct ‘compositions’ out of the haphazard sounds and visuals of everyday life.  Creating audio art from ‘found sounds’ is nothing new, composers of musique concrète and audio collage have been doing it since the advent of audio recording.  But what if these found sounds were not recordings of events in nature or industry, but rather bits and pieces culled from someone else’s musical performance?  This ‘music made from music’ is often radically removed from the original piano pieces played by Joachim – but though his performances have been mercilessly chopped, interrupted and rearranged, the innate lyricism and delicacy of his playing magically survive.

Systems music of this kind depends so much on the audio content that is subjected to the process.  In Cells, the exclusive use of piano – one of the most universally recognizable of Western instruments – encourages the listener to both focus on the conceptual process itself, and engage with the work in a more viscerally musical way.  Most importantly, this familiarity allows Cells to quietly subvert expectations of what ‘piano music’ can be.  Like the pixels in a video image (or the dabs of color in impressionist painting) that dissolve into abstraction the closer one approaches, so do the cells surrender their cohesion and re-coalesce into new patterns as listeners explore the soundstage.

“The word cells was chosen deliberately – it refers both to the audio building blocks layered into each composition, and to the word’s organic biological meaning– the intensely personal expression that seems to flow so effortlessly from my friend Joachim’s musical DNA.  So, whose music is this, anyway? There’s no easy answer, but by encouraging the listener to become collaborator, and fundamentally reinterpret my reinterpretations by the way in which he or she moves through these cells, I hope to bring the act of ‘composing’ full-circle.”



The Artists:

Grammy-nominated American composer Tim Story has been called “a master of electronic chamber music” (CD Review, USA), and a “true artist in the electronic medium” (Victory review, USA).  Through three decades of influential recordings and live performances, Story’s unique blend of careful composition and innovative sound design has garnered a dedicated worldwide following.

Austria-based German composer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has profoundly influenced generations of musicians in a career spanning more than a half-century and over 100 solo and collaborative recordings. From his groundbreaking duo Cluster with Dieter Moebius, to his genre-crossing solo works and collaborations with luminaries including Brian Eno, Roedelius is recognized as one of Europe’s most important sound pioneers.  Equally at ease with the most abstract of electronics and the most evanescent of piano solos, Roedelius has exerted an indelible, global impact on ambient, electronic, experimental, and wholly undefinable genres of music. Longtime friends and colleagues, Roedelius and Story have collaborated on many musical projects, including the acclaimed albums Lunz (2003), Inlandish(2007), and Lazy Arc (2014).


We are BEYOND excited to announce that we will sponsoring legendary San Francisco synth punks CHROME! The sound of the group is often coarse and features heavy elements of feedback and distortion and  experimenting with mixing synthesized noise with rock instrumentation, marking them as part of the post punk movement have been cited as a forerunner of new wave & industrial music. Also performing is Chicago’s goth/power electronics gurus HIDE.  




Are you ready to be pummelled by one of America’s heaviest and most iconic Southern Metal bands? WE ARE! All Senses is teaming up with Wake Brewing to you a night of dirge and filth for your ears.

December 28th / 8pm / 18+/ RIBCO

$10 advance tickets online at & physical tickets available on Friday at Ragged Records/Coop Records and RIBCO.

This show will be $15 at the door so get your tickets in advance!!!



ALL SENSES PRESENTS: Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay with guests Sun Shrine and Gabriel Dowie

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker have a sonic connection that some duos only dream of. After many inspired improvisational sets at various Chicago stages, watering holes, and institutions, Walker-Mackay have forged an iron weave of (mostly!) guitar tapestry, culminating in the forthcoming SpiderBeetleBee continues fluidly down the path of their initial psych-folkblues-raga tandem, brewing further explorations in mixed-and-matched idioms, turning composed melodies inside-out via improvisation, and finding in the blend a pasture between Appalachia and the Highlands.

Sun Shrine is a new super group made up of members from Condor & Jaybird and The Golden Fleece

Gabriel Dowie (QC ethereal art pop)


WATCH: David Byrne, Phillip Glass & Allen Ginsberg Discuss Arthur Russell

Watch this conversation between three artistic giants of the 20th century. Phillip Glass, David Byrne and Allen Ginsberg sit down and speak about the man, the myth, the legend that is Arthur Russell. Tonight is night for you to catch this EXCLUSIVE Quad City viewing of the documentary film “Wild Combination” directed by Matt Wolf. This VHS footage is from an electronic press kit for the “Another Thought” compilation that came in 1994 not long after his battle with AIDS.