Lou Mallozzi (b. 1957) is an audio artist in Chicago who makes works for broadcast, CD, live performance, and installation. His audio art works for radio have been broadcast on over 70 stations in the US, as well as broadcasts abroad, including Sender Freies Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ABC Radio in Sydney, and several Canadian stations.
In 1992, he was commissioned to produce a feature-length work for New American Radio, and his work was included in the AART festival in Dublin (1994), the 5eme Concours International de Radio in Arles (1995), and the Radio Unbound Festival in Edmonton (1995). He was also featured in the Experimental Sound and Radio issue of The Drama Review (Fall 1996), and on its accompanying CD, Voice Tears.
In 1996, he spent one month as Artist-in-Residence at Spritzenhaus in Hamburg -- where he produced two pieces, Sit close to the fire and Once removed -- and one week as Artist-in-Residence at Harvestworks, New York, where he produced Drifters, his latest feature-length radio work. His performance art works have been presented at many venues in the US, including an invitation to the 1990 Cleveland Performance Art Festival, several appearances at Chicago's Randolph Street Gallery, and Visiting Artist projects at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.
A CD of three of his radio works, Radiophagy, was released in July 1997, and a collaborative CD with instrument inventor and improviser Hal Rammel, Whole or By the Slice, will be out in 1998 on Penumbra Music.
Mallozzi is a founding member and the Associate Director of Experimental Sound Studio, a non-profit sonic arts organization, where he has organized workshops and collaborative projects with local and international artists, including George Lewis, Gregory Whitehead, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, and Laetita Sonami.
He is Adjunct Associate Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches sound and interdisciplinary arts. He regularly conducts workshops and lectures on audio art, experimental radio, and sound studio production. He has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Artists International Program, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.