Ear to the Earth invites you to participate in one of our free New York Soundscape field recording workshops. For two days, participants will learn about listening to their environment, identifying soundmarks, and the art of field recording. Workshop participants will then experience field recording first hand as they mine their soundscape for unique sounds and record them for themselves.The recordings gathered during the Brooklyn workshop will be featured during a special performance of Share, a collaborative performance environment at Issue Project Room. Recordings gathered during the Staten Island workshop will be woven into a performance at Snug Harbor by contemporary pianist Joe Kubera, as part of the Ear to the Earth Festival.
Recordings from both workshops will be further used as part of a final work featuring sounds from all boroughs, called 100 x John. In honor of John Cage’s 100th birthday, this piece will be modeled on his unique compositional techniques—using indeterminacy and New York sounds to create a true New York Soundscape.