An Exhibition of New Sound Art
In the Garden of Sonic Delights was a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY in 2014. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spanned six of the region’s most dynamic cultural institutions and featured fifteen commissioned site-specific artworks (shown below) by some of the world’s most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist had drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that was mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic.
Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit Caramoor.
Photos by Gabe Palacio
Caramoor thanks the generous individual donors
who made this project possible:
Mimi and Barry J. Alperin
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Davis
Angela and William Haines
Peter and Katherine Kend
Faith Rosenfeld and Jaime Castro
Sara and Axel Schupf
Nina and Michael Stanton
The Gaines and Annie Wehrle Foundation
Bob and Alicia Wyckoff
Caramoor thanks the generous institutional donors
who made this project possible:
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Enoch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New Music USA
New York State Council on the Arts
Special Thanks to the following:
Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Ford Pianos, Peekskill, NY
Mary Ann and Robert W. Hawley
Horseneck Wines & Liquors
David and Sandra Joys
In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a collaboration among many eminent organizations in Westchester County. Together with Caramoor, the partnering organizations include Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill), The Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville), Lyndhurst (Tarrytown), The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (Pocantico Hills). Sound art can be explored at each of the partner locations.
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
(HVCCA), located in Peekskill, NY, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family. The Center is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues. HVCCA is also committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a multicultural community that has recreated itself as a major arts destination. HVCCA operates a 12,000 square foot exhibition space and is the primary sponsor of the Peekskill Project, an annual, city-wide exhibition of site-specific artwork.
Address: 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
The Jacob Burns Film Center
(JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural arts organization dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community. Located on a 47,500 sq. foot, three-building campus in the center of Pleasantville, the JBFC is just 30 miles outside of New York City. Since the opening in 2001, over 2,000,000 people have seen over 5,400 films from more than 40 countries. The campus includes the 27,000 sq. foot Media Arts Lab, the JBFC’s state-of-the-art education center, a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs for children and adults of all ages. To learn more, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.
Address: 405 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Originally built in 1838, Lyndhurst is considered by many to be the most important American home of the 19th century. Designed by A.J. Davis, the Frank Lloyd Wright of the 19th century in Gothic Revival style, Lyndhurst was one of the first homes to be built in the Hudson Valley as a romantic retreat. Lyndhurst is situated on 67 magnificently landscaped acres on the widest part of the lower Hudson River. Lyndhurst is where the Hudson Valley begins.
Address: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY
Neuberger Museum of Art is an integral part of Purchase College, SUNY. The College was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and combines on one campus conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences. The Neuberger Museum of Art was founded with an extensive gift of twentieth-century American artwork from the collection of financier Roy R. Neuberger. Exhibited in a Philip Johnson-designed building, the permanent collection has grown to more than 6,000 works of African, Latin American, modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents critically acclaimed exhibitions that travel to major museums and are regularly accompanied by fully-illustrated, scholarly catalogues. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary year, the Neuberger Museum of Art is a teaching and learning museum for the twenty-first century that nurtures and supports the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. To learn more, visit neuberger.org.
Address: 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center located 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan in Pocantico Hills, New York. Stone Barns operates an innovative 80-acre four-season farm and is working on broader initiatives to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Through beginning farmer training, children’s education and diverse public awareness programs, Stone Barns is improving the way America eats and farms. Stone Barns is open to the public year-round, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more, visit stonebarns.org or facebook.com/stonebarns.
Address: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591