Elevator Music 15:
A Sound Map of the Hudson

Elevator Music 15 features Annea Lockwood’s A Sound Map Of The Hudson River, an aural journey spanning from the source of the river—Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack peaks—downstream to the Lower Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean. Originally commissioned by the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, the piece is being re-exhibited at the Tang Museum as part of the exhibition Lives of The Hudson. Since 1970, Lockwood has recorded rivers in numerous countries, not to document them, but rather to capture the sound moving water creates when one listens intently to the complex mesh of rhythms and pitches.
Each stretch of the Hudson River has its own sonic texture, formed by the varying terrain, weather, season, and human environment, whose sounds are intimately woven into the river. The Tang’s installation will feature a numbered wall-sized map and video screen, which will identify what location you are listening to, and the date and time the recording was made.
Exhibition Name
Elevator Music 15:
A Sound Map of the Hudson
Exhibition Type
Solo Exhibitions
Elevator Music Series
Jul 18, 2009 - Mar 14, 2010
Elevator Music 15: A Sound Map of the Hudson is organized by Head Designer and Media Specialist Patrick O’Rourke.
Annea Lockwood
Pattern by Erin Barry ’16
Inspired by the exhibition The Jewel Thief
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.