Swim Ignorant Fire

Spawning from the vast and empty fields of corn in the desolate regions of midwest Illinois, Stephen Holliger brings throbbing guitar-based textures, swirling whispered vocals, weeping feedback, and amplified electronics into his “weird, yet weirdly comforting” looping project, Swim Ignorant Fire. Surfacing as nothing and built layer by layer, Holliger nurtures analogous forms of experimentally driven ambience, dissonant hip-hop, and deconstructive pop sensibilities into his meditative and somewhat psychedelic performances. Since 2009, SIF has been in Chicago slowly injecting itself into the experimental scene through several self-releases and small shows in the city.