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 its 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 Ras 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.

Thank You

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Experimental Sound Studio | Florasonic2014: Norman W. Long: Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III

Experimental Sound Studio | Florasonic2014: Norman W. Long: Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III


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

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

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

BOLT Residency:



Djerassi Resident Artists Program May 20 - June 18, 2014

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):