Acoustic Ecology

Acoustic Ecology is a workshop-performance with artist Kamau Amu Patton, whose installation is on view in the Tang Teaching Museum’s Elevator Music series. For the event, participants are invited to explore the soundscape of Skidmore College campus with Patton, not only practicing modes of attentive listening but also thinking about the ways technology relates or mediates our experiences of the landscape.

The event will involve capturing environmental sounds around the Tang Teaching Museum and Skidmore campus with directional microphones. The live signal from the microphones will be processed in real-time through a series of computer-based digital manipulations, and then broadcast over lower-power FM radio. Participants and audience members can simultaneously listen to the created soundscape with portable radios and headphones, while exploring the physical landscape from which it is derived. The event begins at 3:00 pm with an introduction by the artist.

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