Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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.
· 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
EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO
5925 N. RAVENSWOOD AVE
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
NORMAN W. LONG - ELECTRONICS
DAMON LOCKS - VOCALS
TODD CARTER - ELECTRONICS
Thanks to everyone who support the funding to make this event happen!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In June 2011 I started recording the sounds of Washington Park, 1) to continue my Electro-Acoustic Dubcology series, 2) because I was inspired by the compositions and writings by Sun Ra 3) I was inspired by the park itself and it’s designer Frederick Law Olmsted. Having accrued considerable amount recordings of the park, I am asking for your support in helping me carry out my first concert series called “Myth/Science Dubcology”. “Myth/Science” referring to Sun Ra’s Arkestra and his studies of religion, numerology and science and “Dubcology” referring to ecology, the science of the relationships between organisms and their environments and a recording method made popular in Jamaica in the early 1970's called dub. The recording and composition processes are a combination of acoustic-ecology, electro-acoustic composition and dub sound practice.
Right now, I am at a point in my career where I am able to focus the appropriate energy and resources to expand my practice and execute a series of concerts connecting audiences and communities creating a sense of place through performance with this homage to Washington Park and Sun Ra. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a unique project that is accessible on many levels. Your involvement supports "new music", sound ecology, listening as a form of place making, Jazz history and Chicago history.
Every dollar you donate will support a project that can thrive and expand with limited resources. Your gift will help support this endeavor in a meaningful way and ensure that the spirit of creativity, curiosity and experimentation continues to thrive in my practice and in the work of my colleagues. Your giving directly funds: performance space, engineer, refreshments, artist fees, transportation, rehearsal time and art supplies.
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology organized a sound walk that I led with Matthew Griffin at Millennium Park in Chicago that Friday evening. We started at the Park and ended at a ARU Studios on North Michigan Ave. Find out more about the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology here
I was accepted for the Chicago Artists Coalitions BOLT Residency Program. I am looking forward to working with a group of great artists.