FLORASONIC: Norman W. Long: 'Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III'


When entering the Fern Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, you hear Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III, a sound composition by Chicago artist and designer Norman W. Long.  The sources for the composition are location recordings made in the neighborhood around the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Combining his interest in acoustic ecology, the study of the sounds of environments, and his interest in 1970s Jamaican dub music, in which recorded songs were “recycled” and remixed into new versions, Long has created a sound composition from electronic transformations of the everyday sounds of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  His work invites us to pay new and closer attention to our environment and the ways in which we constantly reshape it.