Bruce Odland HEARING SPACE home

@ The Arts Exchange (the beautiful old bank building)

31 Mamaronek Avenue, White Plains NY, 9th Floor

Through Feb. 16 2013, Hours m-f 10-5, sat 12-5

Please call in advance, 914.428.4220, ext 306. (directions)

HEARING SPACE is a sound installation with visual clues to Odland’s year long quest for the most beautiful and rare hidden voices of nature along the Hudson River: a frozen ear drum of ice, a harp played by a snowstorm, a raga played by the Croton River, and voices of air trapped under river ice.


“For a year I walked the interface of water and land between the Croton and Hudson Rivers where Croton Point and the extended shorelines play out a story of humans, infrastructure, nature, seasons, weather, land. I made audio recordings of the most intimate voices of nature, constructed instruments to be played by rain, snow, wind, tides, waters, ice and documented these recordings in video and still images. The result is an installation that drops the observer into a world of things we normally pass by without noticing, a deep and vibrating world of micro-nature, hidden voices, the life of the space around us when we truly listen.” ~ Bruce Odland
A 50 foot long scroll tells the story of a year long recording expedition

Interfaces, built on site at the moment of recording: Wind harp, Shell harp, Snow harp, Water harp.

Snow Harp (click for video) Water Harp (click for video)
Signed limited edition wooden boxed sets of the installation are available. Each set includes a 5.1 surround sound DVD and a 7.5” x 250” accordion-fold, edition print of the “storyboard”. Each DVD is imprinted with a unique image from the storyboard.