The Art Space Commission that Robert Sember (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts) received is to continue an investigation on sound ecologies with school students in New York City. For their second Artists Space commission, the sound art collective Ultra-red will facilitate Ear Maps, an inquiry into the acoustic ecologies of lower Manhattan. The project builds on work completed during the 2016-2017 school year when Ultra-red, joined by Lang alum Andrea Gil, collaborated with students and teachers at PS140 on a sound investigation of the history, present characteristics, and possible futures of the Lower East Side. By listening to and discussing recordings made during sound walks in neighborhood, archives of historical sounds, and interviews with peers, family members, and elders in the community, students guided the development of a sound archive, 140 Sounds for PS140.
Robert Sember has been reading David, Gabrielle & Forbes, Sean Frederick (2016) What Does It Mean To Be White in America?: Breaking the White Code of Silence, a Collection of Personal Narratives. New York: 2Leaf Press.