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In The Garden of Sonic Delights

Composers and installation artists Annea Lockwood, Ranjit Bhatnagar, and Stephan Moore in conversation with David Weinstein about In the Garden of Sonic Delights, a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region’s cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Open June 7-November 2, 2014.

This program contains musical illustrations recorded onsite. These segments represent the audio portion of the works by Trimpin, Annea Lockwood and Bob Bielecki, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Eli Keszler, and Scott Smallwood.

Curated by Artistic Director Stephan Moore and in development for more than five years, Sonic Delights occupies distinctive locations in Caramoor’s lush, 90-acre gardens and at five partner organizations throughout Westchester County. The eleven artists featured at Caramoor include Laurie Anderson, Bob Bielecki, Betsey Biggs, Eli Keszler, Annea Lockwood, Francisco Lopez, Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood, Suzanne Thorpe, Trimpin, and Stephen Vitiello. The other partner organizations and their respective artists are Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill)/A. Taylor Kuffner, Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville)/John Morton, Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)/Ed Osborn, Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College (Purchase)/Ranjit Bhatnagar, and Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (Pocantico Hills)/Bruce Odland.


Experimental Composers


The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."