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.
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.
The NYSoundmap is
a project of The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE),
a New York metropolitan chapter of the American
Society for Acoustic Ecology, an 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
NYSAE's purpose is to explore and create an ongoing dialog
regarding aural experience specific to New York City. The
NYSoundmap project is the direct result of the NYSAE's interest
in collecting and disseminating the city's aural experiences
to the general public.
are artists, architects, sound engineers, philosophers and
designers. Our relationship to sound as a vital and key component
of urban living is made manifest by our desire to create and
share this map with and for friends, neighbors and fellow
citizens of the city of New York. Through the NYSoundmap project,
the NYSAE aims to facilitate a dialogue between people from
a wide variety of communities and backgrounds - from beginners
to professional sound artists and musicians
(in part) by Free103point9
, Rhizome and The Hunter College
Integrated Media Arts MFA program
by Andrea Callard