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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. photos by Victoria Sky

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'scapes essay + performance

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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 + YOU!

'scapes | Chicago Artists Coalition

'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 a…