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Composed and Performed by Chris Grabau

Inspired by the Tony Smith sculpture

When I first saw Tony Smith’s "Night" I instantly thought of Brian Eno’s ambient series - specifically, Music for Airports. Although the sculpture’s size and flat black color command attention, standing in its presence invites a sense of calmness to an otherwise chaotic environment. Just as Eno created a series of music pieces that strive to change the audio atmosphere of a bustling airport, Night invites a break away from its environment riddled with color, movement, and texture. With that in mind, it seemed obvious to pair Night with a piece of Airport-esque ambient music.

Chris Grabau
St. Louis 2014

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from 38​.​627​,​-​90​.​194, released July 1, 2014
Composed and Performed by Chris Grabau

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Commonwealth St Louis, Missouri

Commonwealth, founded by artists Benjamin Kaplan and Chris Grabau and, “is an approach to making art that comes in response to our surroundings,” says Grabau. Kaplan adds, “St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods, both geographically and psychologically. We live in our neighborhoods. And we see Commonwealth as a way to expand that neighborhood.” ... more

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