What you'll hear in the Fern Room is Droopy, a composition by the Chicago duo Coppice (Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer). These musicians use acoustic and electronic instruments, with a focus on bellows instruments that are driven by airflow, such as accordion and pump organ. In Droopy, they concentrate on exhalation and the decay of breath to produce sounds that taper off in pitch and volume, recalling the drooping shapes of many of the plants in the Fern Room, and the heat and humidity that pervade it.
Droopy was commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio for the Florasonic sound installation series, a partnership with the Chicago Park District curated by Lou Mallozzi.
July 14, 2013 - November 10, 2013
Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive
SUNDAY JULY 14TH, 3-5PM
Coppice (Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer) is a Chicago-based duo of bellows and electronics. Since its formation in 2009, Coppice has produced original compositions for stage, fixed media, and performed installation settings, uncovering sonic textures and compositional ideas that are peculiar to their unique instrumentation.
Droopy is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.
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.