Music at High Noon

live broadcasted event on WFMT Radio, Chicago

A celebration of New Music & Architecture

Produced by Kerry Frumkin and William Neil as part of the New Music Chicago Spring Festival, April 11, 1988

Four composers with contrasting styles were commissioned to compose a work to be premiered in a specific architectural site in Chicago. The premiere performances were broadcast live in sequence. The broadcast culminated with a sound collage created by William Neil from the simultaneous performance of all four works.

Audio from the premiere

High Noon Collage by William Neil

This Broadcast won the 1989 Silver Medal

Armstrong Award for innovative broadcasting

Music at High Noon

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Kerry Frumkin
Studio One WFMT Radio, Chicago; WFMT host & producer







The Architecture:                                The Composers:

222 N. LaSalle                                      Sidney Friedman

222 N. La Salle Rotunda
LaSalle Partita performed by The Pitzen Brass Ensemble
Sidney Friedman













One Financial Place                        Shawn Decker

One Financial Place Lobby
Exchange a sound & visual installation. Visual design by John Boesche
Shawn Decker











33 W. Monroe                                     Libby Larsen

33 West Monroe Atrium
Escalade performed by Chicago Ad Hocian Flutes
Libby Larsen











The Culture Center                                        Roscoe Mitchell

Preston Bradley Hall
Roscoe Mitchell

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