Music for Phone Booths

by Jeff Kolar

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Free dial 02:51
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Oper 0 04:17
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S.O.S. call 01:42
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No coin 02:35

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Music for Phone Booths is a multi-channel audio installation and recorded album intended to defuse the hectic atmosphere of Chicago’s City Hall and County Building. For this site-responsive work, Kolar composed original music for playback inside five vintage abandoned phone booths located underground in the Chicago Pedway. The compositions feature an 1863 S.D. & H.W. Smith pump organ and electronics. The project investigates the style, function, and format of Background Music - music created to be passively listened to. Music for Phone Booths is intended to induce calm and serve as a comfort station for daily commuters.

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released December 12, 2018

Performed, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By Jeff Kolar in Chicago, Illinois, United States (2018)
Cover Art By: Jeff Kolar
Commissioned By: Chicago Loop Alliance, Space p11, The City of Chicago
Special thanks to Chris Cunningham at Loupe LLC.

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Jeff Kolar Chicago, Illinois

Jeff Kolar (b. Chicago, US) is an independent sound artist, composer, radio producer, and curator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010.

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