NYSoundmap the Conflux Festival in
Brooklyn, NY, including a new project AudioBusB61. Starts
at 4PM in the gallery with live bus riding immediately following.
5-7 , 2006
the NYSoundmap featured in the Observatori
presentation of the NYSoundmap in conjunction
with SURGE will
take place at Participant,
Inc. in New York from 6-9PM.
Listen to the Soundmap
Mix online, a remix of the sounds of Sound-seeker
by Ben Owen. <listen>
January 11, 2006
This project launched on SURGE, an
exhibit of web-based media art curated by RHIZOME and FREE103POINT9.
Maps are tools for understanding the world from different
points of view - political, cultural, personal, and historical.
Maps hold the power to shape the truth about the world and
mapmakers shape the future. The NYSoundmap is a container
- a concept or idea to hold many types of processes and projects.
The project reaches across the city's geographic, economic,
educational, cultural and racial divides. It is at once a
historical record and a subjective representation of the city.
It is what each user wishes it to be and it is ever growing,
ever changing and totally interactive.
The lead artists of the NYSoundmap project are all members
of The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE). We share
a common fascination with sound and its connection to place
and space. Our distinct creative practices have contemplated
and reconfigured our environment and our roles within it.
These practices form the basis of our collective voice in
the NYsoundmap project. <more>
The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE) is a membership
organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural
habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialog
concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration
of natural and cultural sound environments.
What kinds of sounds can you find in New York City? With sound-seeker,
you can zoom, pan and search for sounds with interactive satellite
photos or detailed maps. Click on hot spots to listen to the
recorded sounds of a location pin-pointed by gps. Sound-seeker
was created using GoogleMaps and isn't viewable in all browsers.
We suggest you use Mac Firefox or
Windows Netscape or Explorer.
CITY IN A SOUNDWALK
Composer Michelle Nagai leads you through various soundwalks
in the city. Through a practice of focused listening, move
through an environment with complete attention to sound. Any
environment, at any time of day or night, can become a soundwalk.
Anyone, anywhere, can make a soundwalk.
did New York City sound like 30 years ago? Artist Andrea Callard
lets you hear city sounds she recorded in the 1970's. Listen
to chorus of truck horns as hundreds of striking truck drivers
came out of the Holland Tunnel and over the Manhattan Bridge
into Brooklyn on July 1, 1979 and the sounds of the downtown
churches ringing their bells to celebrate the first 200 years
of the U.S.A. on July 4, 1976. Requires the shockwave
GIANT EAR )))
The last Sunday of every month, NYSAE hosts a webcast radio
show called Giant Ear))) from 7-9 PM at Free103point9. Shows
feature a wide range of recordings including: Transcedental
Sounds: Bells, drones, glossolalia and other otherworldliness
of the everyday, Get Yer Cans On! A Headphonic Trip
Around the World, recordings of the RNC Protests in 2004
and What does freedom sound like to you? interviews
with brokers at the NY Stock Exchange.
AudioBus B61 is a mapping experiment that considers the audible
landscape of the B61 bus route through neighborhood sounds
in Brooklyn and Queens. Field recordings, readings,
conversations, and performances expressive of the many soundscapes
along this line of public transportation are welcome. Andrea
Callard conceived of and initiated AudioBus B61 in collaboration
with Fred Krughoff.