Thursday, July 13, 2017


Photos by Chris Anderson and Norman Long

AS220 Residency

Some of the things I worked on at AS220. :










Thanks to 3Arts and Alliance of Artist Communities for making this possible

Monday, July 10, 2017

Soundwalk in downtown Providence 06/24/2017

Thanks to AS220, Chris Anderson and Neal Walsh for organizing the soundwalk and workshop and everyone who participated. We had a great crowd and the feedback and reflections were very helpful. It was heartening to know that I can lead a walk like this with so many people I did not know in a city I've never been, with a bad cold and clogged up ears.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Soundwalks!

Very excited about these programs! This summer I'll be working with Sara Zalek at my new neighborhood park Big Marsh!

Monday, May 8, 2017


Ignition Project Space - Wild garlic: Contemporary Chicago

Wild garlic: Contemporary Chicago

Darrell Roberts. Stacey Lee Gee. Regin Igloria. Norman Long. Garland Martin Taylor. Yhelena/Michael Hall. Dillon Lemon - opening May 6, 5-7pm

Van Vlissingen - Flower
Norman W. Long

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In Session Three: Jaclyn Jacunski, Norman Long and Rose Hernandez Wednesday APR 12 6:30PM

In Session Three: Jaclyn Jacunski, Norman Long and Rose Hernandez 

Wednesday APR 12 6:30PM

Free and open to the public.

Join sound artist Norman Long, installation artist Jaclyn Jacunski, and momevent artist Rose Hernandez for the third of of 6 THAWALLS In-Session installments.

A remix of the traditional lecture or panel, In–Session is a critical interdisciplinary salon that incorporates reading, conversation, and performance. The salons are focused on a selection from a shared reading list which is compiled based on a theme. Artists, curators and community members curate the In–Session, selecting the reading and the performers. After the conversation on the selection, it is activated by performance—music, song, poetry, dance or movement.

Rose Hernandez
Rosè is a Chicago-based artist and healer performing through practices of butoh, theater, sound, ritual, and reiki. Using their body Rosè searches for the healing of themselves, their community. Rosè performs as a necessary act of release, chiseling themselves out of the oppressive structures they were developed in. Their performance worlds worlds, one that is perfectly fit for the others.

Rosè attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 2008). They were awarded with residencies at Links Hall, ACRE, and were a sponsored artist at High Concept Laboratories.

Photo credit goes to Charo Oquet
Jaclyn Jacunski
Jaclyn's books, newspapers, prints and sculptures are inspired by political controversies that surround land, communities, and small acts of resistance. The work frames evidence of those acts, lifting them out of context in order to re-think them. She is interested in how these acts manifest in public spaces and neighborhood landscapes as an expression of resisting powerful cultural systems such as gentrification, environmental threats, and state violence. Jaclyn collects found objects, news images, and architectural elements then rearranges them. She explores controversies in Chicago neighborhoods and beyond while considering the impact of an individual's voice within a given community. Her art employs diverse practices but is defined by printmaking's populist ethic in the distribution of art with posters and zines. She uses the land as a character imbued with physiological expressions that reflect the social, political, and financial networks that either bind us together or create divisions between us.
Norman Long
Norman is a local sound artist/designer/composer born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. He has exhibited and performed in galleries in Chicago, Ithaca, NY, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area. His current work focuses on sound art production within the larger context of landscape. His work revolves around the themes of memory, space, silence and the invisible. His goal as an artist/designer is to create spaces reflecting history, culture and diversity of community and ecology. He now lives in Chicago and continues to compose, design & perform. He has performed at Kavi Gupta Gallery, HungryMan Gallery, the OPP shop, Brown Rice and the Chicago Underground Library. He has composed a sound installation at the Lincoln Park Conservatory as part of the Experimental Sound Studio’s Florasonic Series. He is also a member of the World Listening Project and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.
Venue Information:
Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60611

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FRIDAY MARCH 31 | 9:00 PM - Performance


Elastro: Radio Trio, Stephan Moore/Ed Osborn, Norman W. Long

vanvlissingen (afterburn) - lo res excerpt from normanwlong on Vimeo.

The video has imagery directly from the camera as well as spectral analyses (from a simple hand-made device one can attach to a smart phone) of the air quality of the prairie. The video obscures the landscape via the camera focusing on the newly scorched earth and filtered through a spectroscope that analyzes the air quality of the environment. The video features audio recordings mixed with analog synthesizers weaving in and out of the post industrial noise coming from the adjacent rail yard, local residences and the local ecology of birds and singing insects.

This project focuses on diversity, restoration, and resilience. The installation challenges notions of landscape by bypassing the pictorial and the beautiful, defining landscape by what it does, how it sounds and exposes how landscape is a complex matrix of networks. By challenging the traditional way of documenting and defining landscape we begin to listen to how soundscapes define our communities and who we are.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Soundwalk/Live Performance, Compound Yellow, January 28, 2017



January 28, 2017

12 noon

Compound Yellow

244 Lake St.,

Oak Park, IL, 60302

I'm very happy new announce that I will be working with Compound Yellow (Formerly Southside Hub of Production) on a soundwalk and live electronics performance.  


What is a soundwalk? It is a guided exploration of a site using listening focused skills. We will listen to how the site sounds, as we are moving through it. I believe that through listening we have a tool to define communities and ourselves.

We also can use those tools to shape who we are and where we live. We will be listening for changes, interactions, conditions, weather, traffic, animals, insects, people, vehicles and other factors in what makes a place what it is. We start by listening in our own silence. Being mindful of our own consciousness. Then we focus on how we sound as we move throughout the site. We then expand our listening to what is near to us, what just passed us and then what is ahead.

At the end of the walk we should be able to answer the following questions:

How do these sounds define where you are on the site? What sounds are constant?

What sounds change the site? What moves through it? What are the durations?

What do you expect to hear? What did you remember hearing? What sounds do you like?

What sounds don’t you like?


Live mix of synth sounds and field recordings from former sHop sites in Hyde Park.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Now Available on Bandcamp