October 18, 2019

Sonance for the Precession is a site-specific quadraphonic sound installation created by Neil Leonard, Arthur Levitt, Jr. '52 Artist-in-Residence at Williams College. The electroacoustic composition, played for 30 minutes each day half an hour before sunset, explores a...

December 26, 2018

Excerpts from for pieces published by NewMusicBox (2018).

SOUND, ARCHITECTURE II: FOG, RUINS, AND ELLINGTON

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, curator Jen Mergel commissioned Nakaya to create five site-responsive fog sculptur...

December 26, 2018

Matanzas

The music on this album is a reflection on living in and listening to the sounds of Matanzas, Cuba. My recordings of folkloric musicians, interviews, urban surface noise and wetlands were in my ear while composing this work but not heard on the final pieces. Wh...

December 26, 2018

From the exhibition booklet.

The sound for IDENTIFIED presented by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery uses a hybrid ensemble comprising jazz musicians from Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Havana, a wind ensemble from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and fo...

December 1, 2018

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard created 29 audiovisual works together. By the time they met in 1988, Leonard was already creating sound for video and performances by Tony Oursler, Constance De Jong and Sam Durant. Leonard created electroacoustic compositio...

July 8, 2017

Bar Matanzas is an intervention by Neil Leonard and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and that unpacks the design, beverage, and culinary culture of Matanzas, Cuba. Matanzas, known as the “Athens of Cuba” is a cradle of political, economic, social and artistic transformation...

July 7, 2017

Matanzas Sound Map (2017), by Neil Leonard and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, is a mixed media installation that explores the sonic landscape of Matanzas, from the harbor neighborhoods where iconic musical forms were born to remote estuaries where one imagines Cuba as it...

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