a sound art exhibition presented by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library /
Tulane University & May books October 25th 2014 — January 25th 2015

Music is an essential element of New Orleans. The swing of jazz defines its origins and the pulse of bounce frames its present. But the sound of the Crescent City turns a rich cultural space into a dynamic listening chamber. Its neighborhoods, avenues and canals organize New Orleans into a field of junctures that generate the hum of river traffic at the French Quarter or the roar of life at Claiborne-and-Esplanade. From the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain spontaneous sound sculptures are found at every corner.

BAMBOULA NOLA is a transdisciplinary sound art exhibit. Founded on New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Bamboula, Op. 2, the exhibit brings together twelve artists working in sound, from technology and composition to visual and conceptual, and spreads them out all over Tulane University’s Uptown campus, as well as creating a listening satellite site located at May Books. The two spaces erect a bridge across the city making visitors aware of the possibilities of sound and location. In the same way Bamboula reflects a compositional process overlapping social space and sound appropriation, BAMBOULA NOLA presents artists working in or having produced work in the context of New Orleans, employing sonification, field recordings or various other methods of pushing the boundaries of sound as an expressive form.

BAMBOULA NOLA will be hosting various roundtables and other events. Keep your ears and eyes open!

Artists Jane Cassidy, Matthew Thompson, Justin Peake, Spencer Topel, Peter Leonard, William Thompson IV, Christopher Trapani, Generic Art Solutions, Rick Snow, Lotte Geeven, Thomas Grill, Philippe Landry

Main exhibition space 1st Floor Lobby,
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University 7001 Freret St.
Friday through Sunday: 12-6pm

Satellite space May Books 2402 Royal St.
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday: 12pm-6pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Very special thanks to The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

Phone 337 280 3561

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