Monday, August 30, 2010

"I love sounds just as they are..."

Welcome to the ESS blog!

SPACE/TIME is the new blog brought to you by the team at Experimental Sound Studio. Check back often for frequent updates as we explore the visions of some of the most unique sound artists and musicians from around the world. SPACE/TIME will offer original material from various ESS recording sessions and events, document live in-house performances, and present educational posts that focus on studio techniques and gear. Also look for a variety of new video tutorials, collective art projects, and community outreach programs.

John Cage gives us a window into how he thinks about art in time and space, and shares his viewpoint of how he listens to sound. "I love sounds just as they are and I have no need for them to be anything more than what they are."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Motion Studies [Prairie] Opening TODAY!

Come see Shawn Decker's latest piece at The Experimental Sound Studio Audible Gallery.
The opening reception will be tonight, August 27th 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

"This piece is a large-scale sound installation that investigates simple sounds combined with architectonics, landscape and unpredictable patternmaking. A field of thin rods, each with a small loudspeaker and motor, produces clicking sounds and slight quivers in computer-generated patterns. The effect is like the swaying movements encountered in windblown prairies with tall grass or in Midwestern wheat fields, all the more evocative because of the elegant minimalist finish of the installation’s sculptural-kinetic elements.

Curator Lou Mallozzi says of the installation: "the listener/viewer is immediately put into a state like that of observing a landscape, an elusive and uncanny state where one feels not outside the landscape, but truly a part of it even as it acts of its own accord and one feels one’s way through it. Simultaneously romantic and prosaic, 'Motion Studies (Prairie)' is both unashamed of its artifice and mesmerizing in its transportative effect." I hope you can join us for the opening reception."

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Exhibition: Aug 27 - Sep 19

Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun 1-4, or by appointment

Sunday, August 22, 2010

MotionStudies[Prairie] by Shawn Decker -Part 2

MotionStudies[Prairie] by Shawn Decker -Part 1

A preliminary version of Motion Studies (Prairie) - currently under development - will show at the Experimental Sound Studio's Audible Gallery. This special "sneak peek" exhibition will premier a small version of the complete work prior to its first public showing at full scale. The exhibition will open on Aug 27. More information about the opening can be found HERE.

What the Future Sounded Like - EMS

Here is a great 3 part documentary about Electronic Music Studios (EMS) in London.

What the Future Sounded Like: Part 2, Part 3