The Chicago Sound Show

Friday, Sep 27 – Dec 29, 2019

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

This outdoor sound art exhibition presents site-specific works by nine Chicago artists that explore thresholds, passageways, and common spaces across the University of Chicago’s campus.

The Chicago Sound Show is the first exhibition to showcase Chicago’s extraordinary sound art scene in over three decades. The participating artists will create new works for historic and modern outdoor sites across the University’s campus, includingSwift Cloister Garden, Campus North Residential Commons, Cobb Gate, Botany Pond, and the Smart Museum of Art courtyard. Through use of “found sound,” meditative human voice, acoustic archaeology, and more, the works reveal and amplify the architectural peculiarities of campus while enriching our sensual knowledge of space.


Olivia Block
Nomi Epstein
David Wallace Haskins
Walter Kitundu
Lou Malozzi
Stephan Moore
Sam Pluta
Andy Slater
Katherine Young

Photo by Jean Lachat. 


The Chicago Sound Show is curated by Laura Steward, Curator of Public Art, and Sam Pluta, Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Computer Music Studio, the University of Chicago.