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.

2009 ShortDocs Challenge: Chicago Sound Drops

2009 / Sean Hurley / TCF, USA

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.

Commissioned by Third Coast for the Chicago Sound Drops collection - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination.

Hear all 13 Chicago Sound Drops.


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Sean Hurley

Sean Hurley lives in Thornton, NH with his wife Lois and his son Sam. An award-winning playwright and radio journalist, Sean is currently on the writing staff of the Amazon TV show “Patriot.” His fictional “Atoms, Motion & the Void” podcast has aired nationally on NPR and Sirius & XM Satellite radio. He likes to run in the woods.


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