The sloop Clearwater

Ear to the Earth 2010

This event, one of the
preludes to the festival,
was organized by
Electronic Music Foundation
in collaboration with
Gotham Green Networking

 

Clearwater
        Soundscape

Friday, October 8, 6—9pm
Leaving from the 79th Street Boat Basin

Launched by Pete Seeger in May 1969 to promote the cleanup of the Hudson River, the sloop Clearwater has been sailing up and down the Hudson since then, inviting people to explore the river and fostering environmental education.

To see the Hudson River shores from the water was not only a beautiful experience, it also reminded us that New York is a coastal city, connected to the oceans of the world, and that the Hudson is one of the world's great rivers with a great heritage.

The weather was perfect, a strong breeze propelled the boat, we served soft drinks, wine and hors d'oeuvre, a crew member played the violin, and Tom Beyer made a field recording of the trip.

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Thanks to Green Wave Email Marketing, Peopleserv, Eno Terra Restaurant, Gotham Green Networking, and Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design for making this evening happen.


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IMAGES AND SOUNDS FROM THE SAIL




Before boarding


Tom Beyer at his station


Tom talks about placing the microphones


The captain gives a pre-boarding talk


New York in the evening


And later