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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, IL60660
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 …

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!

MYTH/SCIENCE DUBCOLOGY

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 ser…

WORLD LISTENING DAY JULY 18, 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

Djerassi Sound map

Djerassi Sound map

During my residency I did a series of field recordings from the ranch that have been used in collaborations with my fellow residents as well as my own compositions. I decided to make some of the raw field recordings available on my Djerassi Sound Map project hosted by Radio Aporee. Please watch this space as more recordings will be uploaded.

BOLT Residency Program Chicago,IL July 1, 2014 - June 1 2015

pic from BOLT orientation at Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

I was accepted for the Chicago Artists Coalitions BOLT Residency Program. I am looking forward to working with a group of great artists.

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program May 20 - June 18, 2014

http://www.djerassi.org/2014sess3bios.html




It was a great honor and pleasure to participate in this residency. I Met so many great artists, writers and musicians in a setting like no other.

Here are some recordings from this amazing place (more to come):







More recordings - Washington Park Project

http://aporee.org/maps/work/projects.php?project=el_sun_snd_wlk
Just finished adding more recordings to my Washington Park project at Radio Aporee
(http://aporee.org/maps/work/projects.php?project=el_sun_snd_wlk). I've added a recording of a garden with a little rock fountain, pond with high school drummers in the back ground at the end of the Bud Biliken day parade route and some sound from the El station at 55/Garfield.

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Washington Park Sun Ra Sound Walks:
This project's setting is at Washington Park in Chicago, IL USA. It was designed by American Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1870's. I have captured the sound character of this place through field recordings. Along with the ecology, I have recorded activities and events at the park. My inspiration for this project is Sun Ra and his pamphlets he handed out while he was preaching in the park in the 1950's, along with other black speakers of diverse religious and political persuasions. Using the…

Tomeka Reid

Last summer Composer/Improvisor Tomeka Reed asked if she could use some of my sounds and Sun Ra readings from Washington Park for her piece at Arts Incubator in Washington Park. These are pics from the performance from Sept. 15, 2013. Her score is at the top. She the cellist at the bottom pic with Todd Carter manipulating the recordings. Fred Longberg-Holm and Alex Inglizian were also involved in the improvising and processing offsite at the Logan Center across from the park on the University of Chicago campus.