December 20-23 at White Box, NYC

With Tom Beyer, Walter Bianchi, Warren Burt, Alessandro Cipriani, Alvin Curran, Philip Dadson, Luke DuBois, Paul Geluso, Bernie Krauss, Joseph Kubera, David Monacchi, Garth Paine, Maggi Payne, David Rothenberg, and many others

To celebrate the end of the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth year, the environmental sound organization Ear to the Earth and the innovative program MA.P.S (Media Arts, Performance, and Sound) at White Box have gathered 100 “salutes” from sound artists from around the world to be presented during a 4-day multimedia extravaganza at White Box (329 Broome Street, NYC). The mixes, all based on field recording, include a wide array of sounds such as a chicken coop in Yucatan (Mexico); yaks from the last village before the Everest base camp, Gorak Shep (Nepal); a grey nurse shark haven in Australia; a 1937 Mercedez Benz during Italy’s classic automobile race, La Catellana; etc. Most of the pieces have never been presented in New York or in a concert setting before.


All events are taking place at White Box, located at 329 Broome Street, NYC. Suggested donation: $10 per event. For more information, visit:


5 – 7 p.m.: Meet Phill Niblock

A reception for the launch of Working Title, a panoramic view of multimedia artist Phill Niblock’s activities since the 1960s. The bilingual book (French/English), edited by Yvan Etienne contains articles, reviews, interviews and four films on DVDs.

7 – 10 p.m.: Cagean Mix #1 & Six Solos

Cagean Mix #1

A multimedia mix of sounds and images from around the world, including locations as remote and diverse as Gorak Shep (Nepal), Yucatan (Mexico), Sogn og Fjordane, Aurland (Norway), and Horseshoe Bay (Texas). Images are by media artist Luke DuBois. Sound artists include Nate Aldrich, Rodolphe Alexis, Michael Austin, Walter Branchi, Warren Burt, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Alessandro Cipriani, Philip Dadson, H. E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis, Luca Forcucci, Ricardo Garcia, Thomas Gerwin, Adam Gooderham, James Harley, Andrea Juan, Gregory Kramer, Bernie Krauss, Stephen Lilly, Julian Mock, Giorgio Magnanensi, David Monacchi, Katharine Norman, Inge Olmheim, Garth Paine, Maria Papadomanolaki, Robin Parmar, Amandine Pras, Hanns Holger Rutz, Giorgio Sancristoforo, Eleonor Sandresky, Alyse Santoro, and Robert Scott Thompson, among others.

Six Solos

Rodolphe Alexis: Altimira Station at Dawn
Recorded in a Costa Rican rangers station in La Amsitad International Park, one of the most preserved and wild lands of Central America.

Adam Gooderham: Dawn at Goongerah
Recorded in Goongerah, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

Walter Bianchi: Silver Arrow
Recorded in Orvieto, Italy, during the classic automobile race called La Castellana.

Warren Burt: Wombat Hill
100 recordings (or 10-second sound snapshots) made in the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens of Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.

Thomas Gerwin: 24 Stunden Viki 02
Segment 2 of a 24-hour audio portrait of the Viktoria-Luise-Platz, Berlin’s famed square.

Arsenije Jovanovic: Resava Variations
Stalactites recorded 700 hundreds meters underground in a cave in Eastern Serbia.

7 – 8 p.m.: Cagean Mix #2

A multimedia mix of sounds and images related to water, featuring locations such as Antarctica, Galgibaga Beach (Goa, India), Tomales Bay (California) and Hudson River (New York City). Images are by media artist Luke DuBois. Sound artists include Tom Beyer, David Dexler, Paul Geluso, Andrea Juan, Atle Pakusch Gundersen, Maggi Payne, and Stephen Saldanha.

8 – 10 p.m.: Performances

David Rothenberg: MagiCicada Unexpected Road
Joseph Kubera: Scenes from Staten Island
Garth Paine: Commentary Prelude
Guy Barash: For JC


Noon – 8 p.m.: Sounds & Images

David de Gandarias: Psarocolius Montezuma
Part of Microcerculus, a musical composition dedicated to the struggles for the conservation of the natural environment.

Arsenije Jovanovic: Souvenirs du Marché Aux Puces
The sounds of many gadgets around us, hiding values different from those for which they were originally designed.

Rodolphe Alesis: Dry Wet Evergreen
Recorded on Costa Rica’s Mesoamerican Biological Corridor –a biodiversity hotspot and territorial refuge for many neo-tropical species in danger of extinction.

Leah Barclay: Confluence
Exploring Wolf Rock, one of Australia’s most distinctive and diverse aquatic landscapes and home to a large population of endangered Grey Nurse sharks. Featuring Richard Haynes on Bass Clarinet with processing site-specific hydrophone recordings.

8 – 10 p.m.: Performances

Don Bosley, Tom Beyer, and Susan Kaprov: Puzzle Variations
Richard Lainhart: Manhattan Sounds
Joel Chadabe and Orin Buck: Many Times Times Square


5 – 10pm: Cagean Mix #3

A multimedia mix of sounds and images related to New York City. Images are by media artist Luke DuBois. Sound artists include William Blakeney, Guy Barash, Alban Bassuet, Justin H Brierley, Joel Chadabe, Alexis Clements, Alvin Curran, Patrick Derivaz, Janeil Engelstad, Anne Guthrie, Hallvardur Asgeirsson Herzog, Joseph Kubera, Justin Mathew, and Ronan Shai, among others.

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