|Experimental Sound Studio
(ESS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 for the production
and promotion of innovative approaches to the sonic arts. The mission of
ESS is to make audio technology accessible and affordable as well as to
encourage the creative process.
ESS provides production facilities and support services for projects involving music in its many forms, audio art, radio art, performance art, theater, dance, film, video, poetry, and installation art, as well as cultural institutions who utilize audio for educational and outreach programs and exhibition design.
ESS programs and services are supported by our members and benefactors, and by the generous support of the WPWR-TV Channel 50 Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the DEW Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.