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SONOS Sounds of New York City Features 'Live from Sonos Studio' with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, John Maeda, Hiromi Ozaki, Spoon and More

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Oct 02, 2014 04:29 PM EDT

Stay tuned to Sounds of New York City this week for a conversation featuring Richard Reed Parry, of Arcade Fire, with progressive designers John Maeda and Hiromi Ozaki. Set up by SONOS Studio with a weeklong residence at SoHo, workspace collective NeueHouse explores music, art and technology. The series also includes live performances and conversations with Flight Facilities, Best Coast, Devonte Hynes, Aloe Blac, Mikky Ekko and Spoon’s premiere of a multi-channel video in partnership with artist JD Walsh.

We recently caught up with Parry, who released his solo debut of classical compositions, Music for Heart and Breath, this summer to critical acclaim. The "Live from Sonos Studio" talk with Parry features a performance of his work from his debut as well as a Q&A with designers Maeda and Ozaki and composer Nico Muhly. The program will run form 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 3.

Featured on the instillation side is Sounds of New York City, a motion-censored map capturing the city soundscape. Sonos created the project in collaboration with Perfect Fools, showcasing the sounds of New York on a 3-D screen of 300 Sonos Play:1 speakers. The wall, or map of NYC, is controlled by kinetic-powered sensors allowing participants to “travel” from borough to borough.

The instillation requires 10 square meters of colored LED lights that pulsate at varying intensities and change color upon command. The accompanying music is a collaboration with Sonos, Perfect Fools and Big Noble featuring Daniel Kessler, Joseph Fraioli and record label Wolf and Lamb.

RSVP is required for the interactive gallery that kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 30, and will run until Oct. 5.

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