An Hour for the Ears

An Hour for the Ears

black and white misty overlook showing a cliff line and trees

Beginning in the 2024-2025 Season. Dates to be announced.

Sit or lie down in the completely darkened Edward J. Ray Theater for 40 minutes of immersive listening. 

This profound sensory journey features musical compositions at the edge of contemporary practice. These works often feature field recordings or soundscapes captured from the forest, ocean or everyday life. Surround, ambisonic or other creative speaker placements offer superior sound quality. 

Composer and Director of the School of the Arts Peter Swendsen hosts this unique program that lasts about 60 minutes, including brief contextualizing remarks and time to comfortably emerge from the room. Video installation may occasionally be included.