Archives of Sound is an interactive audio installation created by art collective, Kinokophone. It is inspired by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’s audio collections and features prominently unique recordings from The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, which is among the largest archives of its kind. The installation experiments with new ways of presenting archival audio collections, explores sound technology’s role in shaping experiences of the past and present and makes the behind-the-scenes world of the audio archives audible.
Listeners will discover the archival practices that bring the archive to life and explore aspects of the collection they may otherwise never see or hear.
Read about the installation on Hyperallergic.
Archives of Sound is made possible in part with public funds
from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net