Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY has mounted a unique sound art exhibition “In the Garden of Sonic Delights”. This innovative and timely sound art presentation brings to light 16 artists working in sound art within the landscape. Sound Art is a genre which explores using sound as an artistic material. It has recently gained a resurgence of interest due to the emergence of innovative software and the ground breaking exhibition “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” displayed last year at MOMA. Now Caramoor has made their mark on the topic with a selection of contemporary practitioners that augment, shape and alter nature with sound. Continue reading
The Deep Listening Institute has merged with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to become the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the direction of Tomie Hahn. Hahn will steer the new center as it assumes leadership of the Deep Listening Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Deep Listening that was founded by Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros in 1985. Continue reading
“Hearing the UnHeard,” promises to blow your mind by way of your ears. Guest Editor and President of The Engine Institute Seth Horowitz, a neuroscientist at NeuroPop and author of The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind (Bloomsbury, 2012), talks about hearing the unheard world of sound in Sounding Out. In four articles he will examine how the “unheard world” affects us.
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In “Hearing the Unheard” a “Sounding Out” series Guest Edited by Seth Horowitz, China Blue talks about asteroid impacts and cataclysmic sounds we might not survive hearing and her experiences recording simulated asteroid impacts at NASA’s Ames Vertical Gun Range. Read more here.
The science and technology is the topic of Julie Freeman’s art. The work that spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores how science and technology changes our relationship to nature. Often working collaboratively, she experiments in transforming complex processes and data sets into sound compositions, objects and animations. For the past 15 years she has focused on questioning the use of electronic technologies to ‘translate nature’ – whether it is through the sound of torrential rain dripping on a giant rhubarb leaf; a pair of mobile concrete speakers who lurk in galleries spewing sonic samples, by providing an interactive platform from which to view the flap, twitch and prick of dogs’ ears; or using scientific techniques to misguide an audience to manipulate their senses.
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Haroon Mirza a sound art and light artist (b. 1977 in London) has won the Zurich Insurance Group’s “Zurich Art Prize” for 2014. This Anglo-Pakistani artist is the seventh artist to receive this award, which was established in close cooperation with the Zurich Insurance Group. The prize money of CHF 80,000 is put to use in a solo exhibition, specially conceived for Museum Haus Konstruktiv. Read more here.
Through January 11, 2015
Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Lee Boroson’s installation art work begins with ideas of nature, which he mediates between the landscape as culture as opposed to notions of the outdoors as “wild” or “untamed.” To achieve this goal, Boroson creates large-scale immersive installation art works using inflatables, fabric, and light to create phenomenological experiences for his viewers, based on the elemental forces in nature, from air, fog, and smoke, to fire and the cosmos. Boroson’s installations are embodied and ephemeral within the space of the museum. Read more here.
Currently on view at
North Adams, MA
Jana Winderen has transformed the Park Avenue Tunnel at 33rd Street into a sound, installation art work titled DIVE. The piece is designed to recreate the experience of diving into the ocean depths, with audio recordings from deep underwater capturing sounds rarely heard by the human ear. The artist enlisted Tony Continue reading
Otto Piene the creator of Sky Art, died while in a taxi on his way to the Neue Nationalgalerie on On July 17, 2014. He was on his way to continue preparations for the scheduled Sky Art event meant to mark the launch of the entire program. A posthumous homage, held on July 19th consisted of three illuminated air sculptures Berlin Superstar (1984), Paris Star (2008), and Continue reading
“Polar Eclipse” by Tavares Stachan is this years’ Bahamas National Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Stachan is interested in migratory and the cross-culture nature of contemporary artistic production. He is focused on exploring often-invisible shifts in cultures, physical environments, and recounted histories, in the wake of globalization and narratives of progress.
This artist is known for “The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want” (2006), which consisted of a 4.5-ton block Continue reading