Patient Sounds + Patient Presses is a private press record label + book publisher, established in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009 ~ currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Established first as a means to self-release audio recordings in allegiance to some naive renegade spirit punk ethos, Patient Sounds + Patient Presses has evolved into a project about publishing media in various formats with the same vision. More than 70 cassettes, 6 chapbooks, 4 vinyl releases…
Tonight, Patient Sounds will release Patient Sounds Audio Poesis Cassettes from the following writers/artists/performers. Along with celebrating the release of these cassettes, several will also be showing, reading, and performing works.
is a writer and artist based out of Chicago. She is a founder of Etc. Gallery, a digital gallery for web-native experimental narratives, and its imprint, Etc. Press. Find her at etc-gallery.com
Elizabeth Bertch writes poems and bakes pies. She is interested in hybrid movement, performance, and poetry projects. She is originally from Iowa.
David Hall is an MFA candidate in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is from Los Angeles. He is concerned with exhaustion and failure.
Hannah Keene lives as an indigo bunting. Her work is an unfurling of anti-memoir, an alchemical reaction between myth, landscape, and trauma.
Paula Nacif was born on 19.9167° south of the Equator and 43.9333° west of the Prime Meridian (Cancer rising, ascendant). Now, she is an artist and organizer (1-800-SPACE; g(URL)_FREAX) living in the mid(west)dle and working with digital media, performance and writing. Her work has been shown online and off. She has controlled crowds in Chicago, Illinois.
is an artist and reader currently studying and producing Visual Culture and Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Willy directs the conceptual music label Fake Music
Grant Souders is a writer and artist from the Rocky Mountain West, and he holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of the chapbook, Relative Yard (Patient Sounds, 2013), and a collaborative book with Nathaniel Whitcomb and Matthew Sage, A Singular Continent (Palaver Press, 2014). His work has appeared in the Boston Review, jubilat, Denver Quarterly, and other venues. His first full length collection, SERVICE, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.
Sammi Skolmoski is a human (we ran tests). More specifically she’s an MFA candidate at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working in writing and fiber and material studies. She likes sounds and sometimes makes them.
M. Sage is Matthew Sage. He is a weird son of West America. He is an MFA writing candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His audio experiments explore mixed media sound collage, ambient sound, field recordings, plunderphonics and hauntology as processed by computer interface. He runs Patient Sounds with his wife, Lynette Sage. He writes about dust and mountains and data.
The Variable Why is Nick Sherman. He makes music using computer-processed guitar, creating lush and orchestral digital arrangements that evoke deep space atmospheres. He is based in Chicago, but has coordinates set for the sun.
Patient Presses are proud to announce the release of “Bodies Found” by Kylie McLaughin. This was the entry that won the first ever Patient Presses Poetry Chapbook Contest.
Kylie McLaughin grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and holds a BA in English from Harvard College, as well as an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recent poems of hers can be found in DIAGRAM and CutBank. Her first chapbook, BODIES FOUND, is available through Patient Sounds, Intl.