Last winter we told you about Abby Aresty, a Seattle-based composer, sound artist and UW doctoral student in music, who was raising money for a sound installation in the Washington Park Arboretum. She has since met her fundraising goal, and is hard at work recording sounds in the arbortetum. “Through detailed analysis and sonic manipulation, these simultaneous yet distinct layers of sound will be brought into dialogue with one another. The music will then be brought back to the original sites and played back softly through small speakers attached to the trees.” The installation is scheudled to run for 6-8 weeks this fall, and will be free to the public. Visit the project website to learn more, and follow Abby’s progress on her blog.
Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer