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Environmental Sound Artists

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Honored to be part of this book with an essay on Sun Boxes.

Edited by Frederick Bianchi and V. J. Manzo and to be published by Oxford University Press on August 25 (July 12 on Amazon), Environmental Sound Artists is a new book exploring traditional and novel issues around the art of environmental sound:

‘Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words’ is an incisive and imaginative look at the international environmental sound art movement, which emerged in the late 1960s. The term environmental sound art is generally applied to the work of sound artists who incorporate processes in which the artist actively engages with the environment. While the field of environmental sound art is diverse and includes a variety of approaches, the art form diverges from traditional contemporary music by the conscious and strategic integration of environmental impulses and natural processes.

This book presents a current perspective on the environmental sound art movement through a collection of personal writings by important environmental sound artists. Dismayed by the limitations and gradual breakdown of contemporary compositional strategies, environmental sound artists have sought alternate venues, genres, technologies, and delivery methods for their creative expression.

Environmental sound art is especially relevant because it addresses political, social, economic, scientific, and aesthetic issues. As a result, it has attracted the participation of artists internationally. Awareness and concern for the environment has connected and unified artists across the globe and has achieved a solidarity and clarity of purpose that is singularly unique and optimistic. The environmental sound art movement is borderless and thriving.

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Here are some links of the authors:

Andrea Polli

Philip Blackburn

Bernie Krause

David Dunn

John Bullitt

John Luther Adams

Cheryl E. Leonard

Jeff Talman

Leah Barclay

Craig Colorusso

Joseph Bertolozzi

Marty Quinn

Bruce Odland

Zimoun

China Blue

David Rothenberg

Gordon Hempton

Dawn Scarfe

 

David Monacchi

Christopher DeLaurenti

Aki Passionals

https://soundcloud.com/aki_p/seawater

Matthew Burtner

Sound + Light Wrap Up

Sound + Light ran for 5 days in Charleston, SC. All 4 pieces and the film INSTALL all in an 80,000 square foot warehouse. We met tons of cool people ate some great food and even did yoga with 149 other people in the dark with CUBEMUSIC.  Here are some photos. Sound + Light was Brought to you by Enough Pie and Boomtown.

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Sun Boxes catching the last of the sun.

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The glow of CUBEMUSIC.

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CUBE one.

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Top.

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Kids at MB 89.

The Drone of MB 89

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Coloring book

Enough Pie made a coloring Book.

Sun Boxes at UMASS/MT Holyoke

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

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Engineering Quad, UMASS

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Sun Boxes head back to The Commonwealth

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In Boston

Thursday September 18 Copley Square Park

Friday September 19 Dewey Square

Saturday September 20 Boston Common

Sunday September 21 Children’s Museum

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In Northampton

Monday September 22  UMASS

Tuesday September 23 Mount Holyoke College

Wednesday September 24 UMASS

Thursday September 25 UMASS

Short video by Boston Filmmaker Kevin Belli

ARTFIELDS

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Sun Boxes wins top prize at ARTFIELDS.

 

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Honored and humbled.  Still can’t believe it.

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A video from ARTFIELDS  HERE

 

 

SB at Bernheim’s Edible Garden

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Saturday May 17th Sun Boxes was part of the Edible Gardens opening at Bernheim Arboretum.

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CUBEMUSIC at VOV

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March 13-18th CUBEMUSIC was part of the 10th Annual Valley of the Vapors Festival

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At Ozark Bath House presented at  Friends of the park in Kahoots with Hot Springs National Park

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Sun Boxes were also there in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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SB and CM at VOV

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SUN BOXES

and

CUBEMUSIC

will be at the 10th annual

Valley Of The Vapors Festival

Hot Springs, Arkansas

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SUN BOXES VIDEO

CUBEMUSIC VIDEO

MB 89 at UMKC

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Thursday November 21, 2013  11:00 am – 7:00 pm

UMKC Gallery of Art
5015 Holmes Street
Fine Arts Building 203
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Sun Boxes at Artosphere

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Sun Boxes will be partaking in the 4th annual Artosphere Festival.

There are many opportunities to come and experience Sun Boxes.

May 9 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center, 4pm-Sundown

May 13 &14 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center, 9am-1:30pm

May 18 Spiral Wetland, Lake Fayetteville. 9am-Sundown

May 19 Block Street Block Party, 9am-Sundown

May 20 John Brown University Quad (front lawn) 10am-Sundown

May 22 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center, 4pm-Sundown

May 23 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center12noon-Sundown

May 25 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center, 12noon-Sundown

May 26 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center 12noon-Sundown

June 2 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 8am-10am

June 5 &6 University of Arkansas campus 12noon-Sundown

June 8 Trail at Pinnacle Hills-behind Taco Bell, 12noon-Sundown

June 9 Trail at Pinnacle Hills-behind Taco Bell 12noon-4

June 13-15 Tyson Plaza & Rose Garden, at Walton Arts Center, 12noon-Sundown

June 16 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 1pm-3pm

June 20 Tyson Plaza, at Walton Arts Center, 4pm-Sundown

June 22 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Sunrise-Sundown

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