MoMA’s Sound Art Show, ‘Soundings,’ Has a Handy Website

A screenshot. (Courtesy MoMA)

A screenshot. (Courtesy MoMA)

“Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” the Museum of Modern Art’s first major sound-art exhibition, which was organized by Barbara London with Leora Morinis, opened this past weekend. Its accompanying website has also gone live, and it is great, filled with recordings of works by the 16 artists in the show, including many not on view at MoMA, like Florian Hecker’s great 2012 piece Chimerization, which premiered at last year’s Documenta 13in Kassel, Germany.

The site also lets visitors submit sounds from around world via Soundcloud so that they will be accessible on a digital map. Right now there are just a few entries, mostly in Manhattan, but that seems likely to change quickly.

In any sense, it’s Wednesday afternoon, and you’ve been working hard for more than half the week. You deserve a break. Have a look and a listen.

MoMA’s Sound Art Show, ‘Soundings,’ Has a Handy Website