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  • Neil Leonard

Sonance for the Precession, Bennington times

Tuesday, February 25 - Saturday, May 9, 2020

30 minutes before sunset daily

Quadraphonic outdoor sound installation

located outside the ground entrance to Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA)

Bennington College

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201-6003

Free and open to the public


Sonance for the Precession is a site-specific sound installation created by artist, musician, and composer Neil Leonard. The electroacoustic composition, played for 30 minutes each day half an hour before sunset, explores ancient ideas connecting the precession, or movement, of the equinox with the harmonic series. The composition provides a context to reflect on how Hindu and Greek theories of astronomy and acoustics developed through intercultural exchange as far back as prehistoric times. The installation was premiered atop the historic Hopkins Observatory situated adjacent to the Williams College Museum of Art in autumn, 2019.


February

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March

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April

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May

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