Olivia Block

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Please join us for the OPENING on Saturday, November 7th at noon on the great lawn at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.


Saturday 11/7:    Noon – 6P (event on the stage in the evening)
Sunday 11/8:      Noon – 8P

Saturday 11/14:   Noon – 8P
Sunday 11/15:      Noon – 8P

Saturday 11/21:   Noon – 8P
Sunday 11/22:     Noon – 8P

Composed by Olivia Block, and commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio, Sonambient Pavilion is a multi-channel sound installation that envelopes listeners at the pasture-like lawn of Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion. Sounds from two "sonambient" sound sculptures by Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) in the Aon Plaza on Randolph Street are amplified and electronically manipulated, then spatialized into the array of 50 loudspeakers above the Pavilion's lawn, creating a shifting, shimmering sonic architecture superimposed on the Pavilion's visual architecture.


November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago

Sonambient Pavilion is presented by Experimental Sound Studio in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists, and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate, and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society.

 This workshop is part of Chicago Artists Month 2015, the 20th 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


 New Music USA

Graham Foundation

Leslie Bodenstein & Jason Pickleman