The compelling cultural storytelling of 2017 podcasts includes the value of hoarding, the gentrification of art districts, and one mysterious skeleton.
From an artist-led exploration of Central Park, to a field guide for a toxic waterway, here are seven recommendations for New York City sonic journeys.
Bernie Krause’s “The Great Animal Orchestra” includes five soundscapes that represent the fragile natural diversity of our world.
Soundwalk Collective recorded wind at 200 villages and monasteries in Nepal to create an immersive experience at the Rubin Museum.
The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library is digitizing rare audio from their cultural lecture archives, and offering them to stream on the Internet Archive.
From public art as a tool of control to grief in games to the science of color, here are 20 recommended podcast episodes on visual culture.
After his death in 1978, Harry Bertoia was interred beneath one of his most impressive sonic works: a 2,000-pound, 10-foot-in-diameter silicon bronze gong.
NEW ORLEANS — Towering pecans and live oaks shade a far corner of New Orlean’s Bywater neighborhood which will soon be the permanent home of the Music Box Village, an installation of musical architecture organized by the New Orleans Airlift nonprofit.
Up on the second floor of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, you might hear the rising notes of opera faintly ringing from a card catalogue, or see people wearing headphones at the ends of the sheet music aisles.
The thunderstorm in the third act of Shakespeare’s King Lear will rumble ominously in the Bristol Old Vic’s production of the play this summer thanks to 18th-century sound effects.
The sonic intentions of architecture are often lost over the centuries. In 2014, a team of researchers investigated the acoustics of Byzantine churches in Thessaloniki, Greece, to retrieve some of that design through sound mapping.
Bernie Krause has listened to nature since 1968, and in his decades recording environmental noise has become attuned to its changes.