Millenium Hymn
This is Not A Test: The Sounds of Chicago, Public installation, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 2008


The church and parish of St. Michael’s on the near north side date from before the time of the Chicago fire. In the fall of 2005 I returned to the church where I sang in the 7th grade choir. I have held within me the the rich, moving sounds of the cathedral. I came to appreciate the place, inside as one huge noisemaker and container for its unique signature sound. Of particular interest is the old pipe organ, the sound of the bell choir, voice, and the volume of space reflected in these sounds. These are composed of field recordings made between Sept and Dec 2005. Taste and See was recorded from deep within the pipe organ.