Lancaster Sound Map Celebration

A Record Release Party.
A Live Performance.
A Photo Exhibition. 

The Lancaster Sound Map is a multi-faceted Public Art project by artist Stuart Hyatt, exploring the diverse character of Lancaster County. Discover overlapping patterns of rural and urban, past and future. Visiting eight times over the course of a year in a variety of seasons, Hyatt walked through the city and county recording sounds and photographing the people he met. These sounds were incorporated into a set of nine songs. These songs form a record.

Celebrate at two great events! 

Thursday May 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Record Release and Preview Party for Born in the Ear, featuring a one-of-a-kind performance by the artist and the premier of a short film. Unraveled in an epic walk, the album unearths the diverse and layered stories of our city and county, weaving them into nine original music compositions. Reservations requested, please visit web site for more information, or to reserve your seat go to our EventBrite page, here. 

Friday May 6, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Lancaster Sound Map, An Exhibition at the City of Lancaster Visitor Center
On view will be photographs taken as the artist walked through our city and county with an audio field recorder, microphone, and camera. The resulting sounds and images were placed in a simple interactive web-based sound map and gallery, and inspired the creation of the album, Born In the Ear

Listening stations will be set up at both events and the albums will be available for $10 during this weekend only.

Mr. Hyatt is a musician who over the last decade has developed projects that explore community identity through collaborative creative action. His work covers a wide range of media and involves hundreds of unlikely collaborators, yet each project begins with a deep commitment to narrative and place. He is a composer, designer, and public artist who seeks to create memorable, evocative work that follows a rigorous conceptual framework yet presents itself through simple pop and folk aesthetics.