The Glass House :: by Tim Daisy - (relay digital 003)

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The Glass House is a sound installation piece composed by Chicago percussionist Tim Daisy. The piece was written for vibraphone, radios, turntables, bowed cymbals, and bass drum.

This work was commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio for its Florasonic sound installation series, a partnership with the Chicago Park District. The work is installed inside the Fern Room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago - March 13th - July 10th, 2016

What you'll hear in the Fern Room is The Glass House by Chicago composer and percussionist Tim Daisy. The composition reflects various aspects of the structure of the building itself. It is recorded in four sections that play simultaneously, each supporting the other, much like the metal ribs of the four corners of the Fern Room support the overall structure. These musical sections are of different lengths, so they continuously mix and remix in surprising and unpredictable ways. The instruments, including vibraphone, cymbals, radio and turntables, recall both the materials of the building and its location in an increasingly technologized environment. The Glass House explores the sounds hidden within the Conservatory’s architecture and acknowledges its function as an urban home for botanical diversity.

Recorded at Experimental Sound Studio Chicago by Alex Inglizian


released April 19, 2016


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Relay Recordings Chicago, Illinois

Relay Recordings is an experimental music label owned and operated since 2011 by Chicago-based percussionist and composer Tim Daisy. Relay documents much of the creative work that Tim has been involved with both in Chicago and beyond. Relay Recordings is 100% artist run. Ltd edition cd and/or digital download formats available.
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