Van Vorst Park Sound Walk
Jersey City Museum October 2008

This work functions as an acoustic remapping of the park and its temporal, spatial, architectural, natural and historic elements. Each of the three components consists of sounds falling into a discrete category. The first component consists of a real-time soundscape composed with sounds gathered from microphones hidden throughout the park. The second component is a group of music pieces based on “scores” that are derived from the park’s natural and architectural elements. The third component is based on historic and contemporary texts relating to the park.

The Soundwalk is a multidisciplinary performance/ installation project which addresses issues within experimental music, contemporary arts and beyond; including the musicality of everyday sounds, the blurring of public/ private boundaries through surveillance, synesthesia and the engagement, formulation and negotiation of public space.

Transmission Architecture Provided by /the Wave Farm
Funding Provided by the New Jersey Arts Council Fellowship Program

Composed / Conducted/ Programmed by Damian Catera

Ben Fishelman
Jennifer Landers
Nicole Matthias
Efrem Oshinsky

Michael Lopez

Guitar, Keyboard, Algorithmic Processing:
Damian Catera

Special Thanks To:

Jersey City Museum-Rocio Aranda
Wave Farm-Tom Roe, Galen Joseph hunter
Marc Wesson
Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts-Visual Arts Department

Visual Scores For Instrumental Elements