Silent City: On Listening, Noise, and Nature in Urban Environments
Guest Speaker: Abby Aresty
In the coming months, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes will come alive with a symphony of local, natural sounds. The sounds will evolve throughout the day, change with the seasons, and transform with the elements. In July 2013, sound artist Abby Aresty moved to Pittsburgh to begin work on this project; she has been gathering the sounds of Pittsburgh ever since. In this talk, Aresty will discuss biophilia in terms of sound, silence, and urban listening. In this context, she will share her inspirations for and development of this site-specific sound art installation, Of Earth and Sun.