Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller’s Sonic Arboretum at the MCA
Could anyone but Andrew Bird mix horticulture with orchestration? In December, the whistle blower had everyone heading to their dusty dictionary when he introduced a Sonic Arboretum exhibit at the MCA. With sculptor collaborator Ian Schneller, the duo planted the seeds for a forest of seventy “plant-shaped audio horn speakers powered by custom-made tube amplifiers” that covered the museum’s atrium. Even better, Bird performs two special concerts with the sonic sculpture doubling as his P.A. Looks like there’s a new king of the forest.
Through December 31, 2011
Concerts on December 21 and 22, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago
Best of Chicago 2011