NY Soundscape Jam
Andrea Williams, Jeremy Slater, Edmund Mooney


NY Soundscape Jam


NYSAE & Friends

Wednesday, October 15, 9pm
Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
$15 / $10 students, seniors, EMF Subscribers

NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology) is an organization that advocates listening to the environment and, specifically, promotes public dialog about New York City's urban sound environment. NYSAE creates and encourages new ways of encountering sound and provides resources and information on acoustic ecology.

Through projects, lectures, performances, exhibitions, festivals, publications and broadcasts, NYSAE addresses historical and contemporary local, national and international sound issues. As a component in the New York Soundscape project, EMF invited members of NYSAE to perform at Ear to the Earth 2008.

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Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams, sound artist, acoustic ecologist, has presented her perceptually immersive work at the Whitney Museum, Wave Farm, The National Arts Club, and in the Brazilian rainforest. A founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, she co-curates the NYSAE's Giant Ear))) radio show on free103point9 and leads soundwalks in various locations in NYC and beyond.

Jonny Farrow

Jonny Farrow is a sound artist, composer and performer of new sound works, is co-chair of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, and has an M.A. in musicology. His compositions and performances make use of instruments, field recordings, the sounds of small objects and other prepared sounds. He often creates a theatrical element for the presentation of his works highlighting the relationship of the artist's body to sound-making practice.

Edmund Mooney

Edmund Mooney is a composer, sound designer and sound artist. His work has been presented at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum, DTW and PS 122, among others. Recent works include “Body Maps” with Vision into Art at the Whitney Museum and “Eros Thanatos” with installation artist Erika Harrsch at the Seoul International Media Art Biennale.

Jeremy D. Slater

Jeremy D. Slater is a sound artist essentially, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings. He uses his laptop computer to create a variety of sound, image, and interactive work. Jeremy was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally.


NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology) presents NY Soundscape Jam, an improvisatory composition featuring a collage of New York City sounds performed by Jeremy Slater, Andrea Williams, and Edmund Mooney, with video projections by Jeremy Slater.

This microcosm of New York City sounds will be followed by Soundbox, a spontaneously created composition in which the performers experiment with the sounds of objects gathered during this earlier evening's soundwalks, intermingling them with the sounds of other objects and devices. Andrea Williams, Jonny Farrow and Edmund Mooney will conduct these sound experiments within the rarified airspace of an 18" x 12" x 12" plexiglass cube, projecting a live video feed of the cube.

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