Outer Ear Festival of Sound is an annual presentation of sonic arts, including performances, installations, and broadcasts. It is the only comprehensive sonic arts festival in the Chicago region.
Outer Ear Festival of Sound, 2009
10th annual Outer Ear Festival of Sound
November 4 - December 13
25 Acres of Coins: Sound installation by students from the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute
Wednesday, November 4 - November 25
Opening reception: Thursday, November 5, 4:30pm–6pm.
Presented in conjunction with the Poetry Center of Chicago and the Learning Modern exhibition at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Poets: Bill Allegrezza, Ray Bianchi, Justin Cabrillos, Steve Halle, Philip Jenks, Simone Meunch, and Lina Ramona Vitkauskas
Sound artists: Matt Bourque, Ian Chan, Becky Grajeda, Elon Katz, Lucas Lasky, Jordan Scrivner, Aaron Zarzutzki, Ben Chaffee, Kelly Morrison, Kendra Calhoun, and Orla McHardy.
Sullivan Galleries entrance foyer, SAIC
33 S. State St.
Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm
Melissa St. Pierre: Prepared Piano Performance and Workshop
Sunday, November 8
Performance: 2pm, Workshop: 4pm-6pm
Workshop: 4-6pm: Prepared piano workshop, for pianists, composers, musicians, and experimenters interested in altering the piano’s innards. Presented in partnership with Links Hall.
Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood
Suggested donation for concert $10, all proceeds benefit ESS as part of its Sunday Solo performance series. Workshop registration: $30, $25 for students and ESS members. Advance registration strongly recommended.
Reactor and Countdown: two sound installations by MW Burns
Monday, November 9 – Wednesday, December 9
Opening reception: Friday, November 6, 6pm.
Burns’ uncanny installations take advantage of inaccessible locations, such as locked closets, to tease the listener and call attention to our innate curiosity and desire for inclusion
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St. map