Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sound Walks at the Franklin












Thanks to Edra Soto of the Franklin for inviting me to lead a sound walk of her neighborhood.  The sound walk was  paired with the opening reception for  Hardcore Architecture by Mark Fisher. We started with a walk around the block and ended the program with a walk to Garfield Park lagoons. These walks basically focus on listening as a way of learning about your community. We focus on the sound we make and the sounds that are made and how they define a community and differ from space to space but make up a more diverse soundscape than what we would notice if we were not mindful of what we are hearing.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

More from 'scapes








Thank You:

Chicago Artists Coalition
Teresa Silva
Jacqueline Chao
Todd Carter
Chad Clark
Thomas Bey William Bailey
Denise Iris
Monica Ryan
Norma P. Long
John W. Long
+
YOU!





Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'scapes | Chicago Artists Coalition

                                                 








Friday, January 9, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, from 6-9 pm
The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, ‘scapes, a solo exhibition featuring new works by BOLT Resident, Norman W. Long.

Long’s body of work and soundscapes create an opportunity to "slip into the breaks and look around," to think about who we are and our relationship to these sounds and each other.‘scapes offers an alternative way of moving through private and personal spaces, and through digital sound processing in the context of multiple cultural meanings.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man has been an inspiration to Long's practice of working with sound. In the book, the protagonist's experiences with sound (mainly through jazz) parallel his interest in the relationship of sound to identity or Black subjectivity.

The artist uses the sound and cultural landscape of the West Loop and Union Park in Chicago to present an improvised experience and installation. He makes strange the very familiar. Incorporating glitch and dub technology into his objects, video, and sound components, Long is “versioning” the West Loop, slipping us in and out of time, history, or the hip and familiar. Long layers memory and place in his compositions.

The artist will use the BOLT gallery as performance space for live electro-acoustic solo works and collaborations on: 

Friday, January 9, 7:00 - 7:30pm: Chicago Phonography Group Performance
Saturday, January 17, 6:30 - 7:30pm: Duo Performance
Saturday, January 24, 6:30 - 7:30pm: Solo Performance




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MYTH/SCIENCE DUBCOLOGY II



DATE:                         Saturday, October 11, 2014
                                    Doors open at 7pm
                                    Music starts at 8pm

LOCATION:               Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL  60660

You are invited to attend Myth/Science Dubcology, an electro-acoustic improvised performance event that features Norman W. Long (field recordings, samples, electronics), Angel Elmore (piano, clarinet), Dan Godston (trumpet, small instruments) and AVREEAYL RA (percussion). Curated by Norman W. Long. $10 suggested donation.

Myth/Science Dubcology is a tribute to Sun Ra on his 100th anniversary of his birth and Washington Park, reflecting on the creative and cultural space the composer and the park creates. Myth/Science Dubcology follows Norman’s practice of gardening, collecting and creating as a way to connect people to history, space, ecology and community. This practice fulfills a need for us to understand our ecology, history and sense of place through sound.  Through this understanding we can improve our communities.  Norman will be improvising and processing my recordings live with AVREEAYL RA , Dan Godston and Angel Elmore. This performance will be in the spirit of creativity in using sound and space as Sun Ra and the park’s designer Frederick Law Olmsted had in composing and designing.  It is also important to note that he will be working with the Creative Audio Archive (CAA) and their archive of Sun Ra recordings.

Links:
·      Borderbend Arts Collective: www.borderbend.org
·      Chicago Calling Arts Collective: www.chicagocalling.org
·      Experimental Sound Studio: http://www.experimentalsoundstudio.org
·      Myth/Science Dubcology: http://3arts.org/projects/mythscience-dubcology
·      Norman W. Long: http://normanwlong.wix.com/soundartdesign




Saturday, September 13, 2014

MYTH/SCIENCE DUBCOLOGY TONIGHT 7PM @ EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO 5925 N. RAVENSWOOD



TONIGHT
EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO
5925 N. RAVENSWOOD AVE
CHICAGO, IL

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM

LIVE PERFORMANCE
FEATURING

NORMAN W. LONG - ELECTRONICS
DAMON LOCKS - VOCALS
TODD CARTER - ELECTRONICS

Thanks to everyone who support the funding to make this event happen!