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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.