"Chicago" was a piece I originally composed for a sound installation
in Chicago, which was to take place on a busy street. The sound installation
ended up not happening and I was left with this piece.
I am very interested in sound and visual presentations which, on first
look/listen, may appear static but on closer inspection reveal many fine
details–and in the case of sound and video, these details unfolding
over extended time durations. "Chicago" is a work typical
of this aesthetic in that one needs to "stay" with the piece
in order to hear where it is going. "Chicago" will function
on both the micro and macro levels, however, which is how I envisioned
the piece fitting into the proposed sound installation it was created
for–this is to say, the sound movement in "Chicago"
would work in the background of our sonic perception, on the macro level,
in that we would still perceive it and its influence on the surrounding
audio topography; listening in more closely, on the micro level, the richness
in detail of the piece also makes itself apparent.