Chorus at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in July
An older piece of mine, Chorus, is being revived this month at the Licoln Park conservatory in Chicago. It reflects my fascination with the abundant and subtle sounds of nature—in particular, the sounds of insects. The composition is made from recordings of real insects and electronically synthesized sounds inspired by them. Working with these simple small sounds, I builds rich layers and rhythms that swell and dissipate—a collection of many individual voices coming together like a chorus. It is also inspired by the dense visual layers of green in the Fern Room, with its many parts growing together to create a coherent environment.