To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination.
The Big City: For the last 20 years, Sherwin Sleeves has traveled the country, composing "theme songs" for cities across the United States. Inspiration for Chicago's song strikes while he's eating dinner at the Green Mill.
Hear all 13 Chicago Sound Drops.
Sean Hurley lives with his wife and son in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he contributes regularly to New Hampshire Public Radio, sometimes as himself, sometimes as his alter-ego, "Sherwin Sleeves." His fictional podcast, Atoms, Motion & the Void, has been heard on XM Satellite Radio as well as NHPR and Chicago Public Radio.
From Sean Hurley:
My grandparents lived in Chicago and we would travel out to stay with them every summer. My grandfather was the kind of guy who liked to hang around pool halls - he was sweet, street, and half-a-hustler. And he loved to sing out snatches of old jazz and big band tunes. When I started working on this piece I thought about him - and I thought about how strongly I associate Chicago with music.
Hear more audio work from Sean Hurley.
Check out Sean's website - Atoms, Motion & the Void.
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