Monday, August 31, 2015

Chicago Humanities Festival

Chicago Humanities Festival

Wednesday, December 9 | 6-7 PM

The Arts Club of Chicago

201 E Ontario St | Chicago, IL | 60611

Members: $9

Public: $12

Students and Teachers: $5

I am humbled an honored to be included in this program and festival.

Please stop by if you can.

Thank you for listening.

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

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