New Yorkers: Join Eyebeam Storefront and ((audience)) on Thursday, October 17 for a unique book launch, performance and discussion celebrating the publication of Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts by Douglas Kahn. The book explores aelectrosonic and natural electromagnetic sounds from the nineteenth century to the present, centered around the work of composer Alvin Lucier. Kahn is the author of Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts and editor of Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966–1973
A panel of artists and scientists including Brian Dewan, David First, Annea Lockwood, Paul D. Miller, and others will respond to the book and pose questions to Kahn. The panel will be introduced by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director of Wave Farm.
Following the discussion, Eyebeam alumnus Daniel Neumann (CT-SWaM) will present a multi-channel audio performance “Tectonics of Absence” by Suzanne Thorpe and Tristan Shepard.
This event will be recorded for a future broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station based in New York’s Hudson Valley.