What you'll hear in the Fern Room is The Glass House by Chicago composer and percussionist Tim Daisy. The composition reflects various aspects of the structure of the building itself. It is recorded in four sections that play simultaneously, each supporting the other, much like the metal ribs of the four corners of the Fern Room support the overall structure. These musical sections are of different lengths, so they continuously mix and remix in surprising and unpredictable ways. The instruments, including vibraphone, cymbals, radio and turntables, recall both the materials of the building and its location in an increasingly technologized environment. The Glass House explores the sounds hidden within the Conservatory’s architecture and acknowledges its function as an urban home for botanical diversity.
Curated by Lou Mallozzi for Experimental Sound Studio’s Florasonic sound installation series, a partnership with the Chicago Park District’s Lincoln Park Conservatory.
March 13 – July 10, 2016
Fern Room at Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N Stockton Drive, Chicago
Sunday, March 13, 3-5pm
About the Artist
Tim Daisy is a Chicago-based composer, percussionist, and sound artist who works in a variety of creative music contexts. He often performs improvised music with numerous collaborators nationally and internationally, including his ensembles Vox Arcana, Steel Bridge Trio and Red Space. Tim operates Relay Records, which showcases experimental and avant garde musicians from Chicago and beyond.
Florasonic is a unique program that commissions composers and artists to make new site-specific music and audio art installations for the Fern Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, a turn-of-the-century greenhouse. Curated by ESS Executive Director Lou Mallozzi, Florasonic presents each project for three to five months, visited by an estimated 500 to 1,000 people each day.