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.
Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive
Calls and Songs (2005)
A composition based on the delicate textures of Hal’s unique self-made wooden instruments.
A synthesized interplay of the natural and the artificial.
A musical homage to Shona artists and their ancestors.
A playful interaction between real and synthetic insects.
Norman W. Long:
Electro-Acoustic Dubcology III (2009)
Remixing the sounds of the local neighborhood.
Index Filicum (2011)
A catalog of plants transformed for the ear.
Michael Zerang & Mazen Kerbaj:
Fifth Pythia of Deir el Qamar (2006)
An exploration of the inner mysteries of musical instruments.
Annie Feldmeier-Adams w/ Steven Hess:
A memorial to Lincoln Park’s former life as a cemetery.
Fern Room (2001)
Imaginary friends for the cricket