Found Sound

Found Sound is a series of free, educational events introducing young people with no prior musical training to the performance and composition of experimental music.

All workshops free and open to the public. No prior musical experience required. Programs appropriate for all ages but are especially recommended for ages 5-10. All relevant materials will be provided at each workshop.

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Project Events

Creative Soundmaking with Everyday Objects


Creative Soundmaking with Groups of People


Creative Soundmaking with Architecture with guest artist Sarah Hennies

  • May 10, 5-6:30pm, Old First Ward Community Center
    • While materials will be provided, participants are invited to bring their own portable sound players (radios, mp3 players, phones, etc.) as well as sounding chambers (bowls, buckets, tubs, pots/pans, etc.).
    • Workshop features Sarah Hennies performing excerpts from her composition Psalms and a participatory realization of Alvin Lucier’s Chambers


Pictured teaching artists–L picture: Esin Gündüz (R); Ctr picture: Marissa Lehner (Ctr); R picture: Colin Tucker (Ctr)

Creative Soundmaking with Everyday Sounds


Creative Composition

  • May 26, and June 2, 9, and 16, all at 5-6pm, Old First Ward Community Center
    • NB: If you desire to participate in creative composition workshops, attendance at all workshops is highly recommended.


Final Presentation

June 23, 6pm, Old First Ward Community Center, Senior Room


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Project Partners

Curator: Colin Tucker

Facilitators: Laura Kelly & Sara Heidinger

Artists: Jessie Downs, Esin Gündüz, Ethan Hayden, Sarah Hennies, Zane Merritt, Colin Tucker, and David Wegehaupt

Partners: Old First Ward Community Association, Seneca-Babcock Community Association, University District Community Development Association, The WASH Project

Media Partner & Sponsor: The Public

This program is funded by the NYS Council on the Arts, and managed by Arts Services Initiative of WNY.