Exploring the Aural World: Sound Art at MOMA, New York

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BARBARA LONDON, an associate curator at the Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City joins Eoin Drinan to discuss a new sound art exhibition taking place there.

Barbara explains what sound art is, and the problems inherent in staging a sound exhibition in a space geared towards visual art.

As an industrial society we tend to ignore the natural sound environment. This exhibition brings focus to bear on this area.

One of the works features sound and video recorded at the Chernobyl site. Another uses ‘ambisonics’ to bring the world of bats within the hearing range of people. Barbara says a great deal of time and effort goes into making the exhibition space comfortable and welcoming so that people are happy to spend time there doing nothing but listening closely.

Duration: 11'00" DATE: September 19, 2013
Interviewer:Eoin Drinan
Producer:Eoin Drinan
Interviewee:Barbara London
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:Sound Art, MOMA, Exhibitions
LocationNew York city, USA Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130919_NST_005
Rights:Creative Commons License
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