Parties & Celebrations

Opening Reception: Animated Soundscapes

Main (Oakland)

Join us for the opening reception of Animated Soundscapes!

Inspired by the Library’s unique collection of electronic instruments, as well as its historic Pittsburgh Sheet Music Collection, CMU students have created a series of sound and animation installations celebrating various locales around the City. Taking four pieces of sheet music as inspiration (The Iron Horse Etude, South Side PolkaShady Side Mazurka, and The Carnegie Library March) each project mixes snippets of these songs with current day site-specific recordings and synthesized sounds to create sonic genealogies, juxtaposing Pittsburgh’s past and present.

Light refreshments will be served.

Animated Soundscapes is a collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University’s Real-Time Animation and Experimental Sound Synthesis classes, IDeATe, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music Department. The installations and app, which is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, will be in the library through August 2.


CLP – Main (Oakland) – Music Department

CLP – Main (Oakland) – Music Department

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213


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