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New Ear's Spatial Listening program focuses on spatial sound works, where the distribution and localization of sounds is a primary compositional parameter and a central feature for the listener. These works consider architectural, acoustical and technological factors in exploring the complex and dynamic relationship between sound and space. The formats are open and include contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel composition, improvisation, non-traditional performance configurations, lowercase artistic presence, and workshops – all of which diverge from a fixed perspective on audible space.

Many of the spatial-sound workshops and presentations take place in New Ear's dedicated eight-channel listening room located at Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. Current Team:: Daniel Neumann – Director; Lee Gilboa – Curator; Maxi Glenn – Production Assistant.

New Ear's Spatial Listening program has grown out of CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] –– an artist-run series, initiated by Daniel Neumann in 2012, which has been presenting performances and workshops in spaces such as Eyebeam’s former Chelsea location, Fridman Gallery, MoMA PS1 Printshop, Spectrum and The Knockdown Center in NYC, as well as Neu West Berlin in Berlin.

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