Matthea Harvey and Justin Bennett to Perform Soundwalk in Staten Island

Sound artist Justin Bennett and Brooklyn poet Matthea Harvey will be teaming up for an audio walking tour, part of Guggenheim Museum’s multidisciplinary stillspotting nyc project. Visitors are invited to a soundwalk around Staten Island, guided by an hour and a half long recording outlining the story of the inventor of the first telephone, Antonio Meucci, a former resident of Staten Island.

According to the museum, the “site-specific commissions in all five of New York City’s boroughs identify moments of urban quiet and stillness and respond to everyday issues of noise and anxiety.  For stillspotting nyc: staten island, the fourth edition in the series, Bennett and Harvey present Telettrofono, an audio walking tour that braids history with fantasy along and around the waterfront.”

Telettrofono will be offered in the St. George and New Brighton neighborhoods of Staten Island for four summer weekends: July 14–15, July 21–22, July 28–29, and August 4–5.  Starting from a stillspotting nyc kiosk, located near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George, visitors will take a soundwalk, guided by an approximately one and a half-hour recording.


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