On the opening night of the Unpacked/Offset Reception 3.27.08 Danielle Martin's "Whales on High" was played in the Atrium of Altgeld Hall.
She created this work by physically and electronically distorting her voice.

This work came from an idea to play the songs of six whales singing to each in the main ballroom-style entryway in Altgeld Hall at the Norther Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. This region was once and may again be under water due to geological changes and global warming. The sounds also seem angelic to me--a reference to lives lost in the recent shooting.