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Ryan Ingebritsen: Compartments with ESS and Tender House Project

Opening reception: October 17, 

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Hours TBD

Compartments takes the audience inside of a unique water feature on the Des Plaines River, at the Ryerson Woods Nature Area in Deerfield which eventually flows into the Chicago River. This special place features shallow water that quietly flows over and through a rock bed forming several different "compartments" through which the water flows creating a variety of sonic effects. In this installation, the architecture of the bridge house is used to emulate these sonic compartments, allowing the audience to move through this environment. Re-synthesis of very close up sonic perspectives from each of these compartments helps to emphasize the musical nature the waters persistent flow through each compartment forming a circular oscillation between synthesized and found sound

Compartments is a sonic installation composed by Ryan Ingebritsen and organized by Experimental Sound Studio for the Tender House Project Exhibition at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. This work is part of a larger body of work Ingebritsen that takes inspiration from Chicago’s diverse waterways.

Ryan Ingebritsen is a composer, sound designer, sound artist, electronic musician, and sound engineer whose work aims to enhance the expressive possibilities of sound through modes of interaction and utilize spaces and sound systems as instruments in an ensemble. .

Founded in 1986, Experimental Sound Studio is a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to the creative exploration of sound. Visit for more information and events.