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Museum of the City of New York: Soundscape New York – Opening Reception and Conversation

March 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Donald Albrecht, the City Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, joins acclaimed writer Tony Hiss(author of The Experience of Place) to explore Soundscape New York, a new installation by Karen Van Lengen, FAIA, William Kenan Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia and former Dean of the University’s School of Architecture, and artist James Welty. Soundscape New York offers visitors the opportunity to hear the sounds recorded in such iconic Manhattan interiors as Grand Central Terminal and the lobby of the 42nd Street Public Library. Soundscape New York also presents drawings and animations that visually interpret these spaces’ distinctive aural qualities. In their conversation, the panelists will discuss the multisensory/multidimensional qualities of architecture, suggesting the endless delights and deep mysteries of the places that New Yorkers pass through every day.


The event is free with advanced registration here: