this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the united states by scott sherk, and features audio from his current installation at the katonah museum of art in katonah, new york as part of the mapping memory exhibition. further info about the piece from scott’s website:
Sculptor and sound artist Scott Sherk will be creating a work entitled “Katonah Sound Project” for the exhibition Mapping Memory. This work will be a three dimensional realization of a sound map of the Katonah Museum area. Imagining the museum as a center, Sherk has developed a map moving outward along the north, east, south and west axis of the building. Radiating in precise quarter mile increments along 50 degrees, 140 degrees, 230 degrees, and 320 degrees (the axis of the building) he has identified points in which he intends to make field recordings of the ambient sounds. Additional points have also been identified for up to 18.5 miles from the museum along the four axis directions. Field recordings were made at each point which included municipal garbage sites, private beach clubs, state parks, and private estates.
Recordings were edited into a four-channel work that will be installed in the Project Gallery of the Katonah Museum of Art. The work will highlight the sounds of the space that surrounds the museum and contributes to the aural ambience and soundscape of the area. The work will be presented continuously on custom built speakers. The sounds of traffic, wildlife, and the drones of contemporary life when re-assembled create a mysterious and surprising space.
The exhibition opens on October 3, 2010 and continues until January 9, 2011 at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York.