[microsound-announce] Sound Installation / NORMAN W. LONG / Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL /Sept. 20 - Oct. 25

Norman Long normanwlong at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 22:00:38 EDT 2009

*NORMAN W. LONG: Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III*

*September 20 – October 25, 2009

Opening reception: Sunday, September 20, 3-5pm*

When entering the Fern Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, you hear
"Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III," a sound composition by Chicago artist and
designer Norman W. Long.  The sources for the composition are location
recordings made in the neighborhood around the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Combining his interest in acoustic ecology, the study of the sounds of
environments, and his interest in 1970s Jamaican dub music, in which
recorded songs were “recycled” and remixed into new versions, Long has
created a sound composition from electronic transformations of the everyday
sounds of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  His work invites us to pay new and
closer attention to our environment and the ways in which we constantly
reshape it.

*About Norman W. Long*

Norman W. Long is a local sound artist, designer and composer, born and
raised on the South Side of Chicago.  He studied art and sound composition
at the San Francisco Art Institute and then earned a Masters degree in
Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Combining his interests in
sound, music and designed environments, he has made numerous performances
and installations at galleries and public spaces in the Bay Area, Ithaca and

"Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III" was commissioned by Experimental Sound
Studio with the generous support of the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music
Fund. It was composed for the Florasonic sound installation series, curated
by Lou Mallozzi. Spanish translation by Noé Cuellar. Design by Daniel
Marsden at JNL Graphic Design. Technical assistance by Alex Inglizian.
Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Experimental Sound Studio presents as part of the ongoing Florasonic
program, Norman W. Long: Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III, September 20 –
October 25, 2009 at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Opening reception: Sunday, September 20, 3 – 5pm. The Lincoln Park
Conservatory is open daily, 9am – 5pm, 312.742.7736. Admission is free. For
more information visit www.exsost.org.

Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986,
dedicated to the promotion, production, presentation and preservation of
innovative and diverse approaches to the sonic arts, and to the integration
of these art forms into the public.
ESS is funded by its members and benefactors, and by the generous support of
the DEW Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Argosy
Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and
Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a
state agency, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
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