The final presentation of Experimental Sound Studio’s “Train Time,” the subject of a previous Newcity cover story, is October 21. Details after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct 14, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Experimental Sound Studio is pleased to announce an encore presentation of Train Time, the earth-rumbling sound installation presented last fall as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival and the 2008 Outer Ear Festival of Sound. This stunning piece of sound art envelops visitors to the Pritzker Pavilion in a five-point surround-sound blanket of whistles, bells, squeals, and chugs collected from trains around the world—from as far as Lucerne, Switzerland, to the CTA yards in Chicago. Train Time is the collaborative effort of sound artists and composers Olivia Block, Shawn Decker, Ryan Ingebritsen and ESS director Lou Mallozzi, and was commissioned by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of the 2008 “Thinking Big” theme.
Nic Halverson describes the thundering experience of Train Time in Newcity Magazine: In the tradition of experimental French composer Pierre Schaeffer, who pioneered musique concrete, a form of music expression which sought to use real, “concrete” sounds (such as trains) in abstract compositions, “Train Time: A Sound Installation,” certainly qualifies as a well-equipped bearer of the torch. In fact, the flurry of surround sound raining down from the speakers attached to the Pritzker’s tortoise-shell lattice probably would have made Monsieur Schaeffer’s head spin.”
This special encore presentation is a second chance to hear this immersive auditory feast over the Pritzker’s extraordinary surround-sound system.
Experimental Sound Studio presents Train Time, an encore presentation at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 9:30am – 12:30pm. Free. For more information, visit www.exsost.org.
Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986, dedicated to the promotion, production, presentation and preservation of innovative and diverse approaches to the sonic arts, and to the integration of these art forms into the public