Archives of Sound Exhibition and Opening Celebration

We have been working in collaboration with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound to create an interactive audio installation, Archives of Sound.  Kinokophone is pleased to announce that the installation will finally be on exhibition at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts in New York City!  The exhibition will be free and open to the public from the 25th March - 31st May, 2016.

About the Exhibition
Archives of Sound is an interactive audio installation 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, one of the largest archives of its kind.  The installation experiments with new ways of presenting archival audio collections.  It 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 collections to life and explore aspects of the archive they may otherwise never see or hear. 

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

 

Exhibition Location Details:
The New York Public Library for Performing Arts
2nd Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023

Exhibition Celebration
On Tuesday, the 29th of March from 7pm, we will be having a fun celebration of sound and the opening of the exhibition at the Library of Performing Arts!  Join us to hear some lovely sounds from the archives on gramophone records and find out more about how the project developed. 

Details on how to reserve your place for this event can be found on the library website.

We would like to thank everyone at the Library of Performing Arts and with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound who made the installation possible.   

We hope you can visit the exhibition! 

Kinokophonography Compilation

Hello curious listeners, our first compilation is finally available for purchase!
Kinokophonography Compilation 01 features recordings from ten artists, all of which have been carefully selected from previous submissions to our listening event.

We feel very privileged to be able to present this work on CD which is accompanied by the wonderful artwork of T.S. Selm.  We are also very grateful to the Arts Council England for their support.

Illustration by T.S. Selm

Illustration by T.S. Selm

All proceeds will be shared to help support Kinokophone in continuing to facilitate Kinokophonography events and to the artists who kindly agreed to be involved. For every sale we will also make a contribution to the Martlets Hospice in memory of our dear friend and supporter Steven Brown.

Artists Featured on the Compilation:
Jez Riley French
Peter Caeldries
SALA
Elin Øyen Vister
Francisco Lopez
Magda Stawarska-Beavan
Sebastiane Hegarty
Daniel Blinkhorn
Steven Brown
Coryn Smethurst

Check it out for a listen...and enjoy!
https://kinokophone.bandcamp.com/

Listening to the Library

We are excited announce a new collaboration with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound (RHA) at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts.  We will work together with the RHA to produce Listening to the Library, an in interactive audio tour of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts that invites listeners to reimagine and re-examine the library and its collections through sound.  We would like to thank Jonathan Hiam, curator of the American Music Collection and The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound for working with us to help realize this project.  The exhibition will launch 9 February 2016.

Listening to the Library 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