Annea Lockwood with a.pe.ri.od.ic and Nate Wooley
Composer Annea Lockwood has been a pioneer in the world of sound art for more than five decades. Early in her career the New Zealand native explored the sonic possibilities of glass, initiating a life-long fascination with new timbres and sound sources. Her notorious Piano Transplants series created events in which non-functioning pianos were either set ablaze, submerged in water, covered in sand, or eventually buried in an English garden. She’s also created a series of studies of rivers and their attendant sound worlds, mostly recently with Sound Map of the Danube, which will be presented as an installation at Experimental Sound Studio. This evening Chicago ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic will perform the first-ever survey of her works in Chicago, and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley will play “Becoming Air,” a work she created specifically for him.
Annea Lockwood’s appearance is made possible through a partnership with the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.