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Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 PM


Rockefeller Chapel



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Renaissance Society


132 Ranks, Olivia Block's newly commissioned work for the Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Chapel, emphasizes the instrument's relationship with its
surrounding architecture, and explores the line between musical composition and sound installation. Block has spent months studying the organ—the largest in Illinois—and how its sounds move around the chapel. Here she plays long tones on the organ while additional pre-recorded sounds come from speakers placed around the space. 132 Ranks includes both the lowest pedal notes, felt in the body, as well as the highest bell tones, at extreme
dynamic levels.

A special project by the Ren and Lampo, 132 Ranks is presented in artistic partnership with the Rockefeller Chapel.