October 16, 2023

Announcing the EAR Forest

The Art Department is excited to announce the creation of the EAR (Experimental Art Research) Forest!

Students and faculty at the EAR Forest Lewis & Clark is now the proud home of a 16-channel audio system nestled in the trees. Sound walks, auditory experiences, storytelling, musical compositions and more will be made available through scheduled programming soon.

The EAR Forest is located behind Lewis & Clark’s Fields Art Building and the Historic Bathhouse of the Estate Gardens. Nestled in the woods you will find 16 speakers mounted to trees along a path. The project has been funded by an anonymous foundation grant. Faculty, students and visiting artists will have the opportunity to incorporate the system into classes and events, allowing for dynamic soundworks and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The system is programmable to start and stop at specific times, loop as desired, set to be volume sensitive, and play up to 16 different files (one through each speaker) simultaneously.

Students and faculty at the EAR Forest Stay tuned for opportunities and more information…

And come join us for the grand opening on Thursday November 2, 2023, from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

EAR Forest webpage