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The Ground Zero Sonic Memorial Soundwalk

Paul Auster leads this unusual walking tour of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood surrounding the site of the World Trade Center, from St. Paul's Chapel to a park bench on the Hudson River. Archival recordings, a sound work by artist Stephen Vitiello, a recollection by Philippe Petit of his 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers, captured performances by Odetta and Bill Frissell (among other musicians), and interviews with witnesses to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 all evoke the history of the neighborhood with surprising freedom from sentiment.

The Ground Zero Sonic Memorial Soundwalk was co-produced by Soundwalk and The Kitchen Sisters. For more information on the entire series of New York Soundwalk audio discs, go to the Soundwalks web site.


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