Go at Art Institute of Chicago

Sound composition created for the imageexhibition Go in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

February 23–June 4, 2017
Modern Wing, Abbott Galleries 182–184

Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
Chicago IL 60603

My audio composition reflects and embodies the sensation of speed, rapid technological change, and cacophony using selected works from the canon of 20th Century music. These are mixed with my own sound compositions and recognizable real world sounds that document experiences, sensations, and devices for acceleration and breaking barriers of time and space. Many are iconic of artists’ interests in using technologies of speed, echoing the visual and kinetic artworks on display.


Final Performances of Plasticene’s Graphomania

Catch the final performances of Plasticene’s Graphomania at The Chopin Theatre, this week 7:30 pm Thursday, March 29, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. The last show for the run and for Plasticene is 3:00 pm Sunday, April 1.

Make reservations at http://graphomania.eventbrite.com/

Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss wrote, “…be sure to catch ‘Graphomania,’ the riveting hourlong final production of unique, 17-year-old company, Plasticene. Playing through April 1 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division, it is a brainy, wholly mesmerizing exploration of our high-security, surveillance-ridden world, featuring superb performances by Mark Comiskey, Julia Neary, Brian Shaw and Cameron Peart…”

Chicago Theater Beat critic Lauren Whalen wrote, “Eric Leonardson’s sound design is at once naturalistic and apocalyptically creepy, incorporating live voiceover of a mysterious man in charge. The impressively physical cast has fantastic chemistry, working as a three-headed, barely-human unit one moment and distinguishing their characters’ unique personalities – with something as small as a piece of gum – the next….GRAPHOMANIA represents the best possible results of performers at play: an intriguingly ambiguous story that experiments with shadow, light, sound and movement both figurative and literal. If there’s a way to brightly portray a bleak theatre, Plasticene pulls it off. Fare thee well, experimental company. We will miss your imagination.”