video excerpts of SYLVANIA:
i.e., the sound forest that is currently growing (and quickly) at Metropolitan Gallery 250 –
OPENING NIGHT is this Friday from 6 to 8 PM, and the installation will be open to the public from 11 AM to 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays 9/7, 9/8, 9/14 and 9/15. Check out the FB event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/503861279694406/
Thanks to all who have donated their time, energy, materials and thoughts to this project! See you in Sylvania….
Please stop by to experience this 32-channel audio installation in Center City Philadelphia – it is free and open to the public! SYLVANIA will be on display at Metropolitan Gallery 250 (250 S. 18th Street) for the first two weekends in September. Opening night is 6 to 8 PM on Friday 9/6, with open hours at the gallery from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays 9/7, 9/8, 9/14 and 9/15. Come at 6 PM on opening night for a special live performance featuring myself on viola/mixer/laptop, Chris Thornton on guitar with effects, and Laura Fisher speaking/singing, followed by the official unveiling of the installation. For more information, visit the SYLVANIA page on this site.
I would like to thank Metropolitan Gallery 250 for their support and space, all of the donors who made the Kickstarter campaign a big success, and all those who continue to lend their ears, time, ideas, and technical expertise to the composition and construction of the installation.
Constructed from a series of field recordings made in December 2011, Phoenicia explores the collision of human extremes and natural disasters in a small town in upstate New York. Much love and many thanks to all who lent their voices to the making of this piece.