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Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller’s Sonic Arboretum

December 21, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

$28 - $35

A collection of horned speakers, made from compressed recycled newsprint and dryer lint, created by sculptor and instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird, are installed in the MCA’s atrium to create a unique sound garden. Bird records the initial compositions on-site at the MCA and sends musical information to different groups of horns via multiple loops. He layers and changes the compositions throughout the remainder of the installation off-site via computer technology.

On December 21 and 22, Bird performs in the space. These Sonic Events are not traditional concerts: Bird plays violin and manipulates the sounds while people move through the installation space.


December 21, 2011
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
$28 - $35
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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL United States

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