Water and the World: Encounters, Performances, Installations, Multimedia

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Event Date: Oct 27 2010 – Nov 1 2010
Event Website: –
City: New York
Country: USA
Primary Contact Name: Matt Rogalsky
Contact Email: mrogalsky@wesleyan.edu

Sounds of Water.

To quote Bernie Krause, “Seventy percent of the earth is water in all its forms, from the heat vents deep in the Mariana Trench, to the last of the snows on Kilimanjaro. From the killer droughts in Africa to the rising seas taking out villages in Alaska and the Pacific south sea islands.”

Ear to the Earth 2010 is about understanding the current states of water in the world and our social and cultural attitudes towards water. We’re interested in the sounds of water and/or sounds or performances that will make us aware of water. We want to direct attention to environmental issues relating to water … more
Schedule of Events
At Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street

  • Wednesday, October 27, 8pm. R. Murray Schafer, founder of acoustic ecology, discusses its history and future … more
  • Thursday, October 28, 8pm. Bernie Krause tells us how animals (and water animals) taught us to dance and sing. Yolande Harris weaves sounds from marine and other environments … more
  • Friday, October 29, 8pm. Kristin Norderval, composer, vocalist, performs an excerpt from FLUDD – Virtual Polar Icecap Meltdown with live video processing by Katherine Liberovskaya. Matt Rogalsky performs Memory Like Water, exploring themes of memory, identity, and the passage of time … more

At Kleio Projects
153-1/2 Stanton Street (between Suffolk & Clinton)

  • Thursday, October 28 — Monday, November 1, 1—7pm. Annea Lockwood’s A Sound Map of the Housatonic River, an immersive installation … more

At White Box
329 Broom Street

  • Saturday, October 30, 3pm. Sheila Callaghan, Daniella Topol, and Katie Down’s Water (or the secret life of objects), a multimedia production … more
  • Saturday, October 30, 8pm. Performances by Paula Matthusen, Miguel Frasconi, Jennifer Stock, Aleksei Stevens … more
  • Saturday, October 30 — Monday, November 1, 12—6pm. Installations by Liz Phillips, Jennifer Stock … more
  • Saturday, October 30 — Monday, November 1, 12—6pm. Installation by students at REC Youth, a program sponsored by the New York City Parks Department … more

At Frederick Loewe Theater
35 West 4th Street

  • Sunday, October 31, 5pm. David Monacchi’s Stati d’Acqua / States of Water. Scott Deal and Matthew Burtner’s Auksalaq, a multimedia opera, with the NYU Percussion Ensemble, about Arctic climate change … more
  • Sunday, October 31, 8pm. Michael Fahres’ Cetacea. Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya’s Sound Delta +, a live audio/video performance created during the European Sound Delta project … more
  • Monday, November 1, 8pm. Maggi Payne’s Liquid Amber. Andrea Polli’s Dances with Waves. Charles Lindsay & David Rothenberg’s Western Water … more

All installations during the day and all events at the Frederic Loewe Theater are free admission.

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