Address: David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W. 62nd St. - 212-875-5456
Description: Sculptor, photographer, and filmmaker Lothar Osterburg has created this unusual work, inspired by the joy of browsing through books and the imaginary worlds created when we read. These worlds are brought to life by combining sounds such as mating frogs in the Grand Canyon, squeaking doors, and a washing machine with real time video, stop motion animation, and special effects. Osterburg builds small models for the audience from readily available materials, and Elizabeth Brown -- who collects sounds the way Osterburg collects found objects -- accompanies his creations with a theremin that sings over the electronic soundscapes she makes from recordings of everyday sounds. The result is a totally original meditation on books, reading, and culture.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.