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Structure of Sound: Music from found objects

Structure of Sound: Music from Found Objects

In this class Robert and the attendees will explore sound -- What is sound? How is sound manipulated? Robert will lead a discussion about the concept of sound. The group will then participate in building “instruments” out of found materials provided by GreenspaceNYC and found in the warehouse of Film Biz Recycling.

Robert Bohn

Robert Bohn is a New Yorker and artist who draws inspiration from his city’s streets, literally. Utilizing discarded materials found on the sidewalks, Bohn recreates trash, transforming it into a work of art. This alone is unique, but the work does not stop there: upon completion of a piece, Bohn places the newly created art back into its native environment and allows New Yorkers to ignore or appreciate it as they may. His work is subtle and inventive, filled with Bohn’s hope to influence the way members of the community perceive their surroundings - no matter how mundane - and to inspire others to find innovative use in the city’s many available resources.

Besides his personal projects, Robert Bohn has taught art and animation courses at various institutions. His own work has been featured in multiple exhibitions and Bohn has received a number of rewards for his artistic achievements. The members of GreenspaceNYC are overjoyed to have Robert as a teacher in the upcoming pop-up class series. To find out more, take a look at Bohn’s personal tumblr (; to meet the man behind the art, join us on January 27th, 2012.

Many thanks to our location sponsor, Film Biz Recycling.

Film Biz Recycling (FBR) is a not-for-profit organization, creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste.

To learn more about their mission and process visit

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  • Michael

    An excellent experience...a wonderful, collaborative, creative group.

    June 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Good!

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun creating instruments and jamming with the group!

    June 2, 2012

  • Laura S.

    Hi Mandy, I've heard great things about the 48 hour fests. Is this with NYU? Hope to see you if time permits! Best, Laura

    June 2, 2012

  • Mandy

    Hi everyone, I'm really looking forward to this it don't know if I can make it now that I'm doing 48 hour film festival... But hopefully can be there!

    June 1, 2012

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