Chicago – A trio of Chicago’s nightlife style-makers, restaurateurs Terry Alexander and Donnie Madia and DJ Joe Bryl, teamed up to open Chicago’s most innovative lounge of sound. A unique music venue, Sonotheque is Chicago’s foremost platform for local and international DJ’s and a superlative showcase for artistic musical and visual collaboration.
Designed first as an acoustically precise room for a world-class sound system and second as an intimate lounge, Sonotheque delivers a pure quality of sound unparalleled in Chicago nightclubs. Stressing tonality rather than thumping base, the venue is the first in America to use England’s outstanding Funktion One speakers. Combined with precision sound insulation, the club features the sound-controlling technology of a recording studio in a club environment. As a result, the lounge offers exceptional musical integrity balanced by design elements that serve to reflect, refract and absorb sound.
Sonotheque’s heavy emphasis on DJ talents demands a constant source of freshness and fluidity to keep the vibe current. Under the musical direction of Managing Partner Joe Bryl, Sonotheque has been developed as a setting where Chicago and international groove merchants can stretch their creativity and showcase their musical breadth. The library of sound at Sonotheque will allow for a year’s worth of current, experimental, vintage and ethnic tunes before repeating any one track.