Photo credit: Paul Molesky
ListenHereNow: A Listening Map
City Meditation Crew is a fictitious city department tasked with helping people slow down and pay attention to their surroundings.
ListenHereNow pairs City Meditation Crew "Listening Specialists" with creative citizens to visit their favorite places for listening.
Following visits to the favorite places for listening, the collaborators create sound art.
Audio compositions by the listening citizens include essays, abstract audio compositions, poetry and music.
Jack Straw Productions (JSP) awarded City Meditation Crew an Artist Support Fellowship that included 20 hours of audio engineering expertise and support. JSP is A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.*
Photographers from CMC and John Maynard teamed up to make the images.
Many thanks to Audio Engineer Tom Stiles and Jack Straw Productions.