Florasonic2014: a retrospective


Since 2001, Experimental Sound Studio has been commissioning composers and artists to create sound pieces for the Fern Room through its unique Florasonic sound installation series. This year, we are revisiting some of the past projects with a nine-month retrospective. Each month, you can hear a different artist’s work enlivening the soundscape of the Fern Room.

 

Exhibition hours: 
DAILY, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive

FREE ADMISSION

 

APRIL

Hal Rammel:
Calls and Songs (2005)

A composition based on the delicate textures of Hal’s unique self-made wooden instruments.

 

MAY

Olivia Block:
Transgenesis (2003)

A synthesized interplay of the natural and the artificial.

 

JUNE

Douglas Ewart:
Bira (2003)

A musical homage to Shona artists and their ancestors.

 

JULY

Shawn Decker:
Chorus (2006)

A playful interaction between real and synthetic insects.

 

AUGUST

Norman W. Long:
Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III (2009)

Remixing the sounds of the local neighborhood.

 

SEPTEMBER

Steve Peters:
Index Filicum (2011)

A catalog of plants transformed for the ear.

 

OCTOBER

Michael Zerang & Mazen Kerbaj:
Fifth Pythia of Deir el Qamar (2006)

An exploration of the inner mysteries of musical instruments.

 

NOVEMBER

Annie Feldmeier-Adams w/ Steven Hess:
Requiem (2010)

A memorial to Lincoln Park’s former life as a cemetery.

 

DECEMBER

Ernst Karel:
Fern Room (2001)

Imaginary friends for the cricket