CHICAGO, IL – Developed in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Presented through the Millennium Park Foundation in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events as a part of the Year of Chicago Music.
Requiem: A White Wanderer is an ongoing artwork and sound challenge through Chicago-based collaborative Luftwerk. Inspired through Larsen-C, a 120-mile lengthy crack that ran alongside the Antarctic ice shelf and broke right into a trillion-ton iceberg named A 68 in 2017, Requiem: A White Wanderer interprets seismic knowledge from this ill iceberg into an emotional trip, connecting the general public to the urgency of local weather alternate. The supply knowledge is according to the seismic recordings made through Douglas MacAyeal, a world-renowned glaciologist founded out of the University of Chicago. MacAyeal has recorded seismic knowledge over a multi-year time frame, staring at the motion of iceberg B15 from its first cracking to its disintegration around the globe. Seismic knowledge is a low frequency sonic sign, inaudible to the human ear, however it may be perceived and felt all through the sea device, touring via trenches and the SOFAR channel from the Antarctic to Haiti and past.
“The White Wanderer brings a unique and culturally meaningful experience to visitors to Millennium Park in the same artful tradition of the icons of the Park—Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. I can think of no better place to bring together an immersive audio and visual artistic experience, like The White Wanderer, than Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion,” mentioned Scott Stewart, Ph.D., Executive Director, Millennium Park Foundation.
Over the process 2019 as a part of their Outer Ear Residency at Experimental Sound Studio, Luftwerk has been running in collaboration with composer Katherine Young to create a musical composition for orchestra and voice according to those sonic indicators. This composition will premiere in two particular live shows introduced at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion level in Millennium Park and be accompanied through a legitimate set up taking up the lattice paintings audio system all through the primary weekend of February 2020.
The challenge objectives to harness the facility of artwork, science and track to encourage a strong public discussion about local weather alternate right here in Chicago and past.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage, input the efficiency during the west level door. Two live performance instances are to be had on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Registration advisable, as seating at the enclosed level is restricted. A restricted selection of tickets can be to be had on-site sooner than each and every efficiency. Advance registration is to be had on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/whitewanderer
5pm: family-oriented musical efficiency; preceded through a legitimate stroll at 4pm across the Jay Pritzker Pavilion garden.
7pm: all-ages musical efficiency and panel dialogue with the artists and collaborators moderated through Kari Lydersen, Chicago-based reporter, writer and lecturer within the journalism graduate program at Northwestern University; program adopted through a legitimate stroll at 8pm across the Jay Pritzker Pavilion garden
Requiem: A White Wanderer is an unique rating composed through Katherine Young for 8 musicians introduced at the level of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Illuminated sculptural items will fill the distance with shadows and reflections developing a visible topography as though in a glacial panorama. Musicians come with MYRA HINRICHS (violin); MIN PARK (violin); ALEXANDER ELLSWORTH (cello); LIA KOHL (cello); ANTON HATWICH (bass); JENNA LYLE (vocals); RYAN PACKARD (percussion).
Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2
Daily from 11am to 6pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion Lawn
An immersive sound set up amplified from the latticed Jay Pritzker Pavilion sound device will deliver audiences into the way in which that aquatic animals would possibly trip a calving iceberg, with the sounds of its disintegration reverberating all through the sea.
Friday, January 31, 12:15pm Giovanni Aloi – Art Historian and Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Saturday, February 1, 4pm TBA, family-oriented
Saturday, February 1, 8pm Douglas MacAyeal – Professor, University of Chicago and a number one professional in glaciology
Sunday February 2, 12pm Sonal Aggarwal – artist and performer
Guided listening studies across the Jay Pritzker Pavilion each and every with a unique theme for 20-30 mins. Experimental Sound Studio will be offering sonic steering for listening carefully to the intricacies of the set up. Douglas MacAyeal, a glaciologist on the University of Chicago has recorded seismic knowledge over a multi-year time frame, staring at the motion of iceberg B15—MacAyeal’s knowledge was once used because the supply knowledge for the challenge.
The 2020 presentation of Requiem: White Wanderer on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is the newest iteration within the ongoing White Wanderer challenge through Luftwerk. Below is a timeline of the challenge’s development during the last a number of years:
October 2017: White Wanderer introduced in two iterations: an set up at Two Riverside Plaza and at EXPO Chicago. These tasks won large protection, together with as one in all 9 “…sounds that defined 2017” consistent with The New Yorker ‘Year in Review.’
Earth Day 2018: The challenge persevered to adapt with a public presentation of the White Wanderer soundtrack at Rockefeller Chapel. Experiencing the sound in that context, along the continuous information of warming ocean temperatures, set the impetus for the growth of the challenge’s ambition.
2019: Throughout the yr Luftwerk labored with Katherine Young in-residence at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) to additional discover the seismic knowledge and start creating a musical rating.
November 22, 2019-January 26, 2020: As a part of their residency Luftwerk items an immersive set up in Audible Gallery at ESS that provides a creative interpretation of the low frequency seismic recordings together with representations of the supply knowledge and a gentle set up the use of reflected plinths.
February 1, 2020: Taking the paintings carried out in-residence at ESS, Luftwerk premieres the primary Requiem: A White Wanderer composition through Katherine Young along immersive gentle and sound installations on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Future: In the long run, Requiem: A White Wanderer will in the long run culminate as a night period multimedia presentation of light-based set up and new track for a complete orchestra and choir.White Wanderer objectives to create a brand new target market trip through taking actual coverage and environmental knowledge as the basis for bringing a extremely cutting edge recent artwork way to the normal setting of the symphony corridor.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS & PARTNERS
LUFTWERK, the creative collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, explores gentle, colour, and sound in immersive, experience-based installations. Focused at the context of a web site, Luftwerk applies their very own interpretive layer, integrating the bodily construction, historic context, and embedded data into each and every piece. Using more than a few modalities—projecting movies, casting shadows, developing customized sculpture—they combine gentle into each challenge to discover its ephemeral and moving nature. Since its founding in 2007, Luftwerk has gathered a vital frame of labor starting from site-specific interventions at puts like AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park, Garfield Park Conservatory, to iconic structure through architects together with Renzo Piano, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to experimental tasks that interpret knowledge sourced from Antarctica, like White Wanderer.
KATHERINE YOUNG makes electroacoustic track the use of expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic constructions to discover the dramatic physicality of sound, moving interpersonal dynamics, and tensions between the acquainted and the ordinary. As an improviser, Katherine amplifies and processes her bassoon. She has led her personal teams, reminiscent of Architeuthis Walks on Land with violist Amy Cimini and sludge improv quartet Pretty Monsters, whilst additionally running with Anthony Braxton, Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust, Sam Pluta, Birgit Uhler, Tomeka Reid, and plenty of others. The LA Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, Spektral Quartet, Weston Olencki, and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, are amongst those that have commissioned her track. She’s occupied with fresh and coming-soon tasks with Bludenz Festival, Luftwerk, WasteLAnd and RAGE Thormbones, Lucy Dehgrae for Resonant Bodies Festival, Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska, Callithumpian, Yarn/Wire, and about creating a site-specific set up for the University of Chicago for fall 2019. This yr she’s freeing new track with Michael Foster & Michael Zerang, Dal Niente, and Wet Ink.
DOUGLAS MACAYEAL: challenge spouse – Douglas R. MacAyeal is a professor on the University of Chicago and a number one professional in glaciology, learning the habits of the huge ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland the use of the gear of fluid dynamics, seismology, remote sensing, and computational strategies. He recorded the seismic knowledge that paperwork the basis of the White Wanderer challenge.
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL(NRDC): content material consultant – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the Earth – its other people, its vegetation and animals, and the herbal methods on which all existence is dependent. At the core of its challenge is a straightforward concept: a wholesome setting will have to be a elementary proper for all people— irrespective of the place we are living or what we seem like. NRDC creates answers for lasting environmental alternate through combining the facility of greater than three million individuals and on-line activists with the experience of over 600 scientists, attorneys, and coverage advocates. The group engages in a number of arts and cultural partnerships to have interaction the general public on crucial environmental problems. Visit www.nrdc.org/local weather and observe them on Twitter @NRDC.
EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO (ESS): manufacturing spouse – Founded in 1986, ESS is a Chicago-based nonprofit group devoted to creative evolution and the inventive exploration of sound via manufacturing, presentation, training, and preservation. Visit ess.org and observe them on Instagram @ESSChicago for upcoming presentations and the newest tasks.
Requiem: White Wanderer is advanced in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio and Natural Resource Defense Council and is gifted through the Millennium Park Foundation in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as a part of the Year of Chicago Music.
This challenge is partly supported through an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, in addition to a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, as state company, via federal finances equipped through the National Endowment for the Arts. It is partly supported through an IAS artist challenge grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and made imaginable with contributions from threeArts and particular person donors as a part of a 3AP (threeArts Projects) marketing campaign.