June 2nd

with Maria Dumlao

Part of Commotion

@ Zion Hill Memorial Baptist Church
2700 Ellsworth St.<
Noon to 4pm
FREE. Please RSVP.

Listen Here Now investigates how listening, recording and mapping can transform our sense of place, time and physical relationship to a given location in the neighborhood of Pt. Breeze/Grays Ferry. This workshop involves listening, recording and mapping sound. Through focused listening, the participant becomes more aware of their environment as they discover their surrounding in an audible way. Each participant will be mapping out their sonic experience thereby creating a narrative of their relationship to the given location.

Using a map and a recording device, each participant will track their movement through space. Starting and ending at a designated place and time, each participant will navigate their walks based on what they hear, thereby shaping the trajectory of their sonic journey. Participants are to stop, listen and record the surrounding landscape and mark the location on their maps. The recordings and maps will be gathered, then later on strung together in a composition that visually and audibly reference each other. The composition will be available online as part of a navigable archive resonating that afternoon on May 5.

Maria Dumlao’s work has been exhibited and screened at Art in General and Momenta Art Gallery in NYC, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii and internationally in Utrecht, Barcelona, Vancouver, London, Madrid, Berlin, and Tokyo. Dumlao has been awarded residencies at Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, and at free103point9’s Wave Farm in Acra, NY. Her work with Brainstormers has appeared at Brooklyn Museum of Art and Bronx Museum of Art (a collaboration with Guerilla Girls) and received funding from The Puffin Foundation. Maria’s most recent work can be viewed this month as part of the Billboard Art Project where visual and sound art utilizes an LED billboard and radio transmission in Richmond, VA. She received an MFA from Hunter College and currently teaches at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.

Sound Places is a part of Commotion, a project that brings together diverse art makers and communities to interact and explore the Grays Ferry, Point Breeze, and South of South Street neighborhoods of Philadelphia in unique and unexpected ways. For more information about Commotion, please visit

Please RSVP to Chris Forsyth at


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