Little Hell Vol. 3 – YArds7-6288 – The View from the Back: Impressions on Chicago’s Union Stock Yard by Nick Macri
The third edition of The Contraphonic Sound Series exploration of Chicago.
Little Hell Vol 3 – YArds7-6288 – The View from the Back: Impressions on Chicago’s Union Stock Yard is Chicago-based musician Nick Macri’s amalgamation of delicate songcraft, oral history, and family portrait. YArds splices together interviews with Macri’s grandfather about his experience as a Union Stock Yards worker (recorded when Macri was still in high school) with Macri’s own musical compositions coloring the piece underneath. The resulting work is an aural scrapbook that vividly captures both an intimate family story, and a snapshot of the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Booklet text by Ben Schulman and Nick Macri with images by John Sturdy.