Sunday, December 11, 10am-10pm
Frederick Loewe Theater
35 West 4th Street
New York City
Knowing the World Through Sound
A day-long symposium and concert produced by Electronic Music Foundation in collaboration with the NYU Music Technology Program. This is an introductory event to An Ear to the Earth, a festival of sound and the environment. There is no charge for admission.
Members of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology will discuss the New York Soundmap Project and learn how to use the Googlemap API to create their own online interactive maps. Ethnomusicologist and composer Steven Feld will discuss his techniques of field recording in the Bosavi Rainforest, Africa, Europe, and Japan, and how they relate to his compositional strategies.
Author and performer David Rothenberg will introduce the keynote address by E. J. McAdams, Executive Director, New York City Audubon. Mr. McAdams will discuss the role of the arts in engaging the public in environmental issues.
Panel: Listening to the World
Media artist Andrea Polli will moderate and participate as a panelist. Other panelists will include UNESCO DigiArts Portal director Tereza Wagner; ethnomusicologist, author, and composer Steven Feld; and composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood.
Panel: Interspecies Communication
Sound artist Steven M. Miller, moderator, will introduce author and sound artist David Dunn; author and performer David Rothenberg; and E. J. McAdams, Executive Director of New York Audubon Society.
Concert: Knowing the World Through Sound
Music by Miya Masaoka, Steven Feld, David Rothenberg, and David Dunn