Selected presentations

In Chicago Coppice has presented work at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio, The Arts Club, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cultural Center, Goethe-Institut, Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago, New Capital and Kavi Gupta; at numerous venues and festivals nationally including Issue Project Room and Music with a View Festival (New York), The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (West Hollywood), New Media Art and Sound Summit  (Austin), The McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival (Shreveport), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Browse past performances here.


Coppice has been awarded artist development resources in Chicago through the High Concept Laboratories Artist Sponsorship Program (2012), Experimental Sound Studio’s Artist Residency Program (2015), and Silent Funny residency (2016).

In 2017 Coppice received an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2022 Coppice received an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

Commissions and Collaborations

Commissions include a durational multi-channel work developed in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Mark Booth; a 4-channel sound installation Experimental Sound Studio’s Florasonic series at Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Fern Room, in partnership with the Chicago Park District (curated by Lou Mallozzi); a special performance with François and Bernard Baschet’s “Aluminum Piano” (1962) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (curated by MCA Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow Timothy Grundy); site-specific performances in response to the work on Jean-Luc Mylayne in partnership with Arts Club Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago for the Millennium Park Lurie Garden; a live text-sound collaboration with visual artist Holly Murkerson at High Concept Laboratories; a collaborative performance with jazz reed player Mwata Bowden as part of the Kinosonik series, in partnership with Rebuild Foundation’s Black Cinema House, The Nightingale, Chicago Film Archives, and Experimental Sound Studio; and the scoring of a short film by Melika Bass for Chicago Film Archives.


Coppice music is available from artist-run labels internationally: Agxivatein (GR), Aposiopèse (FR), caduc. (CA), Category of manifestation: (US), Close/Far (US), Consumer Waste (UK), Entr’acte (BE), Falt (FR), Ferns Recordings (FR), Hideous Replica (UK), iDEAL Recordings (SE), Quakebasket Records (US), Notice Recordings (US), Panospria (CA), Pilgrim Talk (US), Rhizome.s (FR), Senufo Editions (IT), Stasisfield (US), Triple Bath (GR), and untitled folder (RU).

Side Effects

Interviews and responses to Coppice are collected here.

Site Credits

The instruments and objects on Sources and Storage pages were photographed by Nathan Keay/Tiny Mechanism.