Sound Ecology is a continuation of our Season 2 theme, Art Meets Science. In this episode we experience the work of sound artists and musicians. We’re moving at a meditative pace and providing listeners with a contemplative, relaxing experience. First up will be a six minute sound experience entitled “Shivering Sands,” the contemplative ambient music project of singer-songwriter Angela James and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Martins. After “Shivering Sands” is an interview with sound artist, Norman W. Long, followed by his sound piece entitled “Expanded Field.” You can listen here or better yet, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!

Norman Long’s practice involves walking, listening, improvising, performing, recording and composing to create environments and situations in which he and the audience are engaged in dialogues about memory, place, ecology, culture, race, value, silence and the invisible. Norman has performed and exhibited at Experimental Sound Studio, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Links Hall, Elastic Arts, Green Line Performing Arts Center, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Cultural Center and 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Norman has performed with Damon Locks, Tatsuya Nakatani, Cher Jey, Sara Zalek, Cristal Sabbagh, Xris Espinoza, Adam Zanolini, Dan Bitney and Todd Carter and performed and toured with Angel Bat Dawid and the Brothahood. He has released his compositions on Hausu Mountain, Reserve Matinee and Room40 labels. His latest release, BLACK BROWN GRAY GREEN, was released in September 2021 on Hausu Mountain.

The Pivot Arts Podcast is created and produced by Julieanne Ehre with sound engineering by Hannah Foerschler and original music composed by Andrew Hansen. Generous support for the podcast is provided by FLATS, a Chicago-based apartment community.

Photo of Norman Long by Nathan Keay.