I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories

What: Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories

Where: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
             Vincent Astor Gallery
             Shelby Cullom Davis Museum
             New York Library for the Performing Arts
             40 Lincoln Center Plaza
             (65th St. and Columbus Ave.)
             New York, NY

Who: Tweens and Up

When: Through March 23, 2019


Mom's view: The current exhibit, Sounding Circuits, at the New York Library of the Performing Arts, is a fascinating look at the history of sound. The exhibit includes personal correspondence, sketches, recordings and more. It recounts the contributions to the art of sound of such composers as Otto Luening, Pauline Oliveros, Edgar Varese and Charles Dodge. This is probably not an exhibit that is going to be particularly interesting to very young children. However, slightly older children may enjoy the interactive elements of the exhibit including an area where they can listen to samples of different recordings and/ or an area where they can make their own music by pressing buttons corresponding to different objects. Just keep in mind that the recording samples are not necessarily the kind of music that children are used to listening to, and they do not contain words. While the exhibit contains quite a lot of artifacts, it is small and contained entirely in one room and should not take more than a half hour or so at most to go through even if you choose to read all the available signage accompanying the exhibit unless you intend to sample all of the recordings in which case it may take longer.


For more information about the exhibit , visit www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/sounding-circuits-audible-histories. To find out about upcoming events associated with the exhibit, visit

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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