First complaints have arrived

September 26th, 2007

Here is a super very brief sample of the Chicago Complaints submitted so far. Great stuff! We want more!
“….neighbors who pee off high balconies in the city!”
“…the Amateur Jethro Tull cover band that plays every weekend in a backyard down the block!”
“…People who do not check to make sure everything has flushed, leaving turds behind!”
“…the way the wind chooses your corner as the worst in the city!”

Complaint Choir of Chicago – Trailer

September 26th, 2007

The Trailer is now ready. Help to spread it.

link to youtube

First Press Response

August 5th, 2007

Alarm Magazine has a short piece on the upcoming Chicago Complaints Choir. Check it out from here.

How To Register

July 13th, 2007

Those wanting to participate should send their complaints (as many as you like!) by e-mail to or post it to Smog Veil Records, 1658 N Milwaukee Ave 284, Chicago, IL 60647. You can send them as well by fax  to 312.276.8519. Phone inquiries to 773.706.0450.

Flyer Online

July 12th, 2007

The flyer for the Chicago Complaints Choir is now available online. Please help us to spread the word. The Chicago Choir ought to be the largest of the world!!
High Res here.
Low Res here.

Preliminary Press Release

July 6th, 2007

Does your neighbour give folk dance classes above your bedroom? Does your boss have nicer shoes? Is your wife snoring? Why is the CTA always late? – If you like to complain, come and join the Complaints Choir of Chicago! Read the rest of this entry »

The Complaints Choir of Chicago

July 6th, 2007

Today we in-officially announce the formation of the Chicago Complaints Choir. We are inviting all citizens of Chicago to complain about anything they want and to sing their complains out loud with fellow complainers. The complaints-song will be created together with all participants and the Chicago based musician Jeremy Jacobsen during a workshop consisting of 5 rehearsals between October 16 and November 2, 2007. The Grand Premier of the Complaints Choir of Chicago will be on November 3 at the MCA, as part of Humanities Festival. The project is produced by Smog Veil Records and MCA and kindly supported by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »