Canaveral National Seashore and Atlantic Center for the Arts are now embarking on a collaboration that carries on the legacy of artist and environmentalist Doris Leeper.
This environmental artist residency program is designed to provide a creative platform where sound artists and scientists can discover sustainable solutions and raise awareness of sound as a natural resource.
ACA Soundscape Field Station will be the first of its kind in the United States dedicated to the emerging field of soundscape ecology, the study of sounds in the environment. Atlantic Center for the Arts joins Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach to provide a creative platform for sound artists, composers, field recordists, musicians and ecologists to explore innovative solutions to environmental health and soundscape preservation.
The program begins November 2019 with a team of soundscape ecology artists from Wild Sanctuary, the internationally acclaimed soundscape field research and sound arts group founded by Dr. Bernie Krause (author of The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places). Dr. Krause’s sound art programs have been installed in museums around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Natural History, Horniman (London), and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris). Dr. Krause is joined by team member Jack Hines, who will use ACA’s Soundscape Field Station residency to create sound art from the soundscape of Canaveral National Seashore, and conduct field activities for the community.
Find out more at atlanticcenterforthearts.org/home/soundscape-field-station.