Founded in 2011 by students at the Eastman School of Music, Sound ExChange creates performance and education opportunities in upstate New York.
Sound ExChange + TIGUE Collaboration
Dimenna Center for Classical Music (NYC)
Shows in Rochester and NYC featured a collaboration between Sound ExChange and percussion trio TIGUE. The program of original music by group members and a piece by Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne was inspired by the fascination found in the customary--the sounds of breath, nature, and the everyday.
The Taproom Series presented concerts in coffee shops, bars, and other unconventional venues in Rochester. Programs included acoustic and contemporary classical music.
Sight & Sound
Memorial Art Gallery
The Sight & Sound series staged performances at the Memorial Art Gallery to explore relationships between music and art.
Directed by Kurt Fedde, this two-part concert involved interactive installations that were staged throughout various gallery spaces in ARTISANworks, a renovated factory in Rochester. The second part of the event featured a contemporary chamber music concert with audience participation in the final piece on the program.
Music & Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
During the very first Sound ExChange performance, audience members sat within the orchestra during a concert for Rochester's medical community at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Fringe Festival 2013 & 2016
The multi-disciplinary production of ANOMALY fused live music, dance, and visual art to create an immersive experience inside the Rochester Museum and Science Center's planetarium. Designed through a collaboration involving dance company BIODANCE, Sound ExChange musicians, and W. Michelle Harris, an RIT Associate Professor in Interactive Games and Media, performances sold out during the Rochester Fringe Festival in 2013 and 2016.
Fringe Festival 2014
Rochester Contemporary Arts Center
Musicians designed an interactive performance using found objects in collaboration with the exhibit on display at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.
WXXI Backstage Pass
WXXI Radio | Julia Figueras, host
In a live interview broadcast with Julia Figueras, Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI-FM, musicians performed a range of repertoire and discussed plans related to their recently awarded $100,000 Creative Collision grant.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Imagine RIT is an annual creativity and innovation festival on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Musicians worked with RIT students and professors to utilize interactive technology during the live performance. One piece involved a collaboration with W. Michele Harris, RIT professor, who designed media projections to accompany the music. Another piece used imagery, motion capture, and mobile devices to help initiate a “conversation” between musicians and the audience. Listeners were invited to contribute to the performance in real time using a customized mobile app.
Creative Collision Project
The final performance of the Creative Collision Project involved collaborators from many disciplines, including music, visual art, theater, and technology.
Creative Collision Project
In 2013, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation awarded Sound ExChange a $100,000 Cultural Creative Collision grant to fund interdisciplinary concert programs and educational activities. As part of the Creative Collision Project, one concert was staged at Geva Theater and involved electronics, media projection, and interactive technology to encourage audience participation.
Silence & Sound
Rush Rhees Library
Rush Rhees Library is one of the most striking and iconic buildings on the University of Rochester River Campus. Musicians designed a performance specifically for the library with the goal of transforming a typically quiet space into a concert stage. The unexpected performance attracted nearby students and faculty providing a break from the typical school day.
TED Talk: Revitalizing Classical Music
TEDxRochesterFlourCity | Emily Wozniak, speaker
Sound ExChange founder, Emily Wozniak, shared ideas for bringing classical music to new audiences during the TEDx event in Rochester.