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Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
BOSTON, MA – The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a thought-provoking, sound art exhibition this spring called, Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, featuring 12 artists and architects from around the world who use a broad range of approaches to sound art. Various forms of active listening will be explored in the Museum and in nearby neighborhoods for the exhibition, opened March 8 and runs through Sept. 5.
Listen Hear will feature ten installations of sound art – eight designed to be experienced inside the Museum. The two others will be off-site, public art works: a free app that offers an immersive sound walk of the Back Bay Fens, the urban park system adjacent to the Museum; and a sound environment installed at the Ruggles MBTA transit station. Several works are conceived as site-specific installations for the Museum’s spaces including the Courtyard, the Dutch Room, the Tapestry Room and Hostetter Gallery, among others.
“These works are very diverse and reflect a growing and nuanced field. They are designed to inspire the public to listen and to become more aware of how sound affects us,” said Pieranna Cavalchini, the Museum’s Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art. “In this exhibition, we are exploring different modes of listening in interior and exterior spaces. Different techniques delve into acoustic mapping and real-time projections of sound across urban spaces. It’s an entirely new way of thinking about sound.”
Cavalchini co-curated the exhibition with Peggy Burchenal, Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education, and Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape.
Listen Hear will feature works by a dozen emerging and established artists and architects who approach the art of sound from various perspectives: visual arts, architecture, landscape, design, and music. Among them are: Philip Beesley, Toronto; Moritz Fehr, Berlin; David Grubbs, New York City; Elisa Hamilton, Arlington, MA; Ernst Karel, Boston; Lee Mingwei, Paris; Helen Mirra, San Francisco; O & A, (Bruce Odland, Hudson, NY and Sam Auinger, Berlin); Philippe Rahm, Paris; Teri Rueb, Buffalo, NY; Su-Mei Tse, Berlin.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA • Hours: Open Daily 11a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. • Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella” • $2 off admission with a same-day Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ticket • 617 566 1401 • Box Office 617 278 5156 • www.gardnermuseum.org