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Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation at Jackson Park [Garden of the Phoenix]

Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation at Jackson Park [Garden of the Phoenix]

November 25th, 2017 (1pm-3pm), hosted by Norman W Long:

This SoundWalk and workshop will explore focused listening and sound mapping with mobile phones and iPads in Jackson Park. Meet at Garden of the Phoenix at 1pm. Soundwalk and sound mapping will also explore Wooded Island and (hopefully!) the Bobolink Meadow.

1pm: Soundwalk
2pm: Sound mapping

Long/Elmore Duo - September 23, 2017

Angel Elmore – Clarinet
Norman W. Long – Electronics, Field Recordings
Recorded at Ignition Project Space, September 23, 2017 Performance was part of the closing reception for Van Vlissingen Prairie (Video Album) Installation
Long/Elmore Duo improvised with soundscapes from Van Vlissingen Prairie, Jeffery Manor, Big Marsh and Humboldt Park.
Performance explores ways of understanding, being and connecting to ecology and the unknown. Through breath, space, memory, time and machines. How time collapses and folds in on itself and triggers new realities and roads to travel. Is it OK to have an imagination in these times?
This is a convergence of traditions, non-traditions, experiences and sound making to create other black music.After listening we realize these convergences happen more than we think.

Thanks to Ignition Project Space, Mia Capodilupo and Doug Dewitt

Big Marsh Soundwalks and Performances

Memory + Imagination + Presence
How to be in a place that is new and old?
How do I understand this place?
How do we understand this place?
I.
When we do a soundwalk we prepare by noticing our breath, we listen to the closest things around us. Then we walk and listen to changes however slight. Acknowledge how we change the soundscape with each step and how the soundscape changes within Big Marsh. I started listening and recording as Big Marsh changed from a superfund “brownfield” site that was once home to “Slag and Ballast Company”, part of a network of factories, plants and mills for much of the 20th Century to a remediated natural area and bike park. I think the condition of the soundscape reflects the condition of the community. It was my goal to reintroduce people to a new soundscape that is of the south side of Chicago. Where industry, once the backbone of the economy is gone and the natural ecology being allowed to come back. There maybe a new future with the loss of industr…

Electro-Acoustic Ecology Improvisation - LIVE @ Big Marsh

BIG MARSH PARK 11599 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 1PM - 9PM PERFORMANCE - 4PM-5PM


Norman W. Long (MSAE) and Sara Zalek (Butoh Chicago) will lead a soundwalk focusing on movement with nature. This performance/walk will deal with themes of repair, recovery and resilience. Norman and Sara will perform a duo of electronic music improvisation and movement as part of the soundwalk.

A soundwalk 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. Our performances are an example of how we can creatively engage a soundscape through listening, movement, meditation, am…

Van Vlissingen Prairie Video Album @ Ignition Project Space

Van Vlissingen Prairie (Video Album)
a video and sound installation

September 3 - 29, 2017 - Opening Saturday, September 9, 5-7pm at
Ignition Project Space, 3839 W. Grand Ave. #1, Chicago, IL 60651
about:


Van Vlissingen Prairie (Video Album) is a single channel video installation with projection and speaker placements featuring the sound ecology of Van Vlissingen Prairie within the South Deering community area on the South-Side of Chicago. South Deering is majority African-American and Latinx. Home to the Joseph H. Brown Iron and Steel Company in 1875( to be known later as Wisconsin Steel). South Deering was a major industrial hub attracting Irish, Welsh, and English workers at first, followed by Swedes and Germans. After 1900, new settlers arrived from Eastern and Southern Europe. African Americans and Mexicans came following the civil-rights laws banning discrimination in housing and employment. When the mills began shutting down, the community fell into a deep economic depression wit…

WORK/DEATH, HOUSE RED, NORMAN W. LONG - LIVE @ PSYCHIC READINGS 06/28/2017

Photos by Chris Anderson and Norman Long

AS220 Residency

Some of the things I worked on at AS220. :


 AMPLIFIER KIT

WASHINGTON  PARK WALKING PATHS



RECORDING STUDIO


LIVE WINDOW PERFORMANCE

DETAIL

ATARI PUNK CONSOLE

 STUDIO SESSION


INTRO TO ARDUINO



BENJOLIN SYNTHESIZER KIT

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

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.

Summer Soundwalks!

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

DEMO - PIEZO

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 releas…

FRIDAY MARCH 31 | 9:00 PM - Performance

FRIDAY MARCH 31 | 9:00 PM

Elastro: Radio Trio, Stephan Moore/Ed Osborn, Norman W. Long
$10


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 …

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

http://compoundyellow.com/events/2017/1/28/soundwalk-performancenorman-w-long

Soundwalk/Performance
Saturday
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.  
Soundwalk

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 liste…