A Sound Map of the Housatonic River is a four-channel sound installation; it is an aural tracing of the river from its sources in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, to Long Island Sound, Connecticut. Each recorded site is located on a wall map with a number. Beside the map is the corresponding number, followed by the time at which that site can be heard, the place name, and where the recording was made. The installation was commissioned by the Housatonic River Museum, a project in development in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Annea Lockwood is a sound artist and graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, England (Composition 1961).
Annea Lockwood’s visit is jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Arts Media Speaker Series, the Department of Art & Design, the Department of Music, and the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (a research cluster funded by the Kule Institute for Advance Study).