August 15, 2014

Friday night live at Transistor: Cinchel and Volutes. Sound by Jon Monteverde.


Cinchel is a Chicago-based musician working with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. He is influenced by the compositions of Glen Branca and Rhys Chatham and the production work of Tim Hecker, Fennesz and Ben Frost. Says Cinchel: "I like the beauty that is an ensemble of guitars, where the whole ensemble is a large instrument that no longer sounds like a guitar."

Cinchel's Transistor consisted of improvisational multi-looped and processed live guitar, with no pre-recorded samples.

Visit Cinchel's website.

Also available: a previous Cinchel Transistor performance from July 12, 2013.


Volutes is the musical project of Chicago-based Christina Dennaoui. Playing music for the better part of two decades, her training began with jazz trumpet and guitar and has evolved to include electronic music production and composition. Volutes' sound is a mélange of Middle Eastern beats, deep house, jazz and bass music. In January 2014, she released her first EP, "Elegant Grey." Local Loop described it as a "standout electronic listen" and The Deli Chicago called it "a beautiful, elegant and at times haunting album."

For her live set, Christina was joined by Jon Monteverde of XYZR_KX and Jon & Carly. Volutes' live set consists of live remixing, instrumentation and improvisation.

Visit Volutes's Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.


Find more live music archived on our Recordings page.