Last Thursday, I got to go to Zoetropolis for the release party for Stuart Hyatt’s “Born in the Ear,” the album that came out of the Lancaster Sound Map project. (You can read an interview with Hyatt here.) “Born in the Ear” is a part of Hyatt’s Field Works series, which takes found sounds and uses them to create atmospheric music illuminating a sense of the place it was made. During the event, Hyatt presented tracks from the album along with some live instrumentation from Paul de Jong (cellist for the indie band the Books) and Portal Percussion.
Hyatt and ambient musician Eluvium also collaborated with the Ephrata Cloister Choir on the track “They Coat the Land in Names,” which also inspired a short film that debuted at the event.
Eluvium has worked on other Field Works project like “Pogue’s Run,” which follows a waterway through the city of Indianapolis.
Check out the Lancaster Sound Map exhibit at the Downtown Lancaster Visitors Center at 38 Penn Square.
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