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Summer Reading Program

The Art of Sound: Recordings from Shenandoah National Park

Thursday, June 30, 2022
7:00 pm8:00 pm

Sound artist Dianne Ballon will present sound recordings she made during her Shenandoah National Park artist-in-residency via Zoom.

Dianne Ballon is a sound artist. Her sound works have aired on National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered." She was awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. During her Artist-in-Residency at Shenandoah National Park, she created a sound portrait for the park. At the Goethe Institute, she presented her sound installation Musical Instrument Dreams. At the Newseum, she produced audio for the national exhibition "The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War." For an international radio art competition, she was awarded for her field recording of boats creaking at a dock in Iceland. She produces audio for Tactile Images, a company that creates fine art for museums that is accessible to the blind through touch and sound. For over ten years, she was a member of the teaching and production staff at the National Audio Theatre Festivals. At the University of Maine at Augusta, she taught audio production and radio theatre. Currently, she teaches audio to podcasters and producers through the Podcast Garage in Boston and the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art.

*To experience the high fidelity of sound that will be presented, headphones or good quality speakers are highly recommended.*

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