Hear the Time of Your Life – NYC

2018 – The Rubin Museum of Art, NYC


When we think of time, we imagine spending it like money—wasting time, saving time—so our everyday existence is focused on the hours that pass or the minutes to come. Are we spending our time wisely? Can we have more time? Sound artists Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, founders of the collaboration O+A, experience time in a different way—through listening. In this discussion and workshop, O+A experiments with the question: Can we hear time? Through various exercises, Odland and Auinger will help participants use the complexities of our auditory landscape to heighten understanding of place in time and perhaps inspire us to feel time in a different, more grounding way, rooted in the present.