Chadabe soundscape at CMCA
Rockport — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., presents the world premiere of a soundscape composition by electronic music pioneer Joel Chadabe. The piece, “Many Times Times Square,” was commissioned for Audition Space, CMCA's sound art gallery, and will run Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Dec. 2.
CMCA's Audition Space was conceived by new media artist N. B. Aldrich of Penobscot and was made possible by an Innovative Production grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Aldrich is an associate professor in the New Media department and the MFA Intermedia department at the University of Maine at Orono; and he serves as adjunct curator of sound art for CMCA.
“Many Times Times Square” is an immersive soundscape composition based on field recordings made on Manhattan Island. Chadabe, who summers in Stonington, is an internationally recognized pioneer in electronic music composition and the founder and president of the Electronic Music Foundation. Chadabe also founded Ear to the Earth, a worldwide network for environmental sound that aims to raise awareness of our natural and urban environments through sound art and image.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. Exhibition galleries are open Tuesdays through Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit cmcanow.org.
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