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FLORASONIC: Hauf/Jackson: 'Round the creep of the wave line'

  • Lincoln Park Conservatory 2591 North Stockton Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

What you'll hear in the Fern Room is Round the creep of the wave line by composers and musicians Boris Hauf and Keefe Jackson. For this collaboration, the composers considered the materials and elements in the Fern Room—soil, metal, glass and sunlight—in parallel to the materials and elements of the saxophones and clarinets they play—wood, metal, plastic and breath. Combining their instruments with recordings of plants growing, and incorporating long silences and subtle phrasing, they composed separate tracks of different lengths for each loudspeaker. The result is that the sound combinations are always different, so the piece grows and changes organically and unpredictably, much like the plants in the Fern Room.

Exhibition hours: 

DAILY, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 1, 3-5pm

Closing Performance:

May 22, 2015, 3:30pm

Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory

2391 N. Stockton Drive


Earlier Event: December 12
OSCILLATIONS: Jon Mueller, Jeff Kolar
Later Event: March 14
OUTER EAR: Becky Grajeda