Circuit des Yeux with Olivia Block


Chicago, IL

Show: 8:30PM

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Event Details

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show. Proof of COVID vaccination is required upon entry


Circuit des Yeux has released new song and video, ‘The Manatee(A Story of This World Pt. III)’. Recorded during the sessions for last year’s masterful and multi-layered full-length -io,‘The Manatee’ is a shift in mood – serene astral folk sewn up with whirring aquatic interludes.

Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr says:“At 4:30 A.M. on February 4th, 2020 a manatee popped out of the sea and stared directly at me. It was a charged 10 seconds. The experience stuck with me so much that I wrote a song about it.
The music video (directed by Rudy Rubio) is a depiction of my own kind of manatee. I play a wet sea creature trying to make it work in a dry-land society. It is inspired by the scientific understanding that the manatee crawled into the ocean 50,000,000 years ago.  The manatee is my reminder that intuition and two legs might be all a person needs to find a more hospitable world -perhaps an undiscovered place to call home.”

Circuit des Yeux has also announced European and North American tour dates for 2022.


Olivia Block is a media artist and composer based in Chicago. Block’s music includes field recordings, electronic sounds, organ, piano and long chamber music passages. Her recordings are published on Another Timbre, Erstwhile, Glistening Examples, NNA Tapes, Room40, Sedimental, and Touch, among other labels.

Block performs using various techniques and instruments. She plays improvised and composed pieces on synth organ, laptop, analog synth, amplified objects, inside of grand piano and microphone, among other materials.

Her new album, Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea (Room40) was named “Contemporary Album of the Month” (November, 2021) by Jennifer Lucy Allan in The Guardian, and Bandcamp’s “Album of the Day” by Marc Masters. A feature in The Wire Magazine, edition 454, December, 2021, highlights the album.

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Circuit des Yeux

Olivia Block