Bio and CV

…underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s stethoscope probing the systems of the body. This act of “auscultation” helps me to consider my relationship to the more-than-human as I stretch my ears to practice other ways of listening, communicating,…

Listening to Flagpoles

…as the pole reacts to the wind above. In this listening moment the layered strata of the whole city are compressed into a single, comprehensible object. This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations…

Below The East River

…emergency exit for the Joralemon tunnel. This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s stethoscope probing the systems of the body. This helps…

Fence Drone

…of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s stethoscope probing the systems of the body. This helps me to consider my relationship to the more-than-human as I stretch my ears to…

Storm Topography

…of the railing. https://www.zachpoff.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Rain-composite.mp3 This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s stethoscope probing the systems of the body. This helps me to…

Silent Bells Ringing

…rotors of a passing helicopter that seem to reach down and rattle the bronze. https://www.zachpoff.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Governors-Island-Bell-excerpt.mp3 This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s…

Sounds of Sculptures: Epistrophy

…and birds. It seems fitting that these arrow-like spires would draw subterranean sounds upwards. Here’s an excerpt: https://www.zachpoff.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Sculpture-Sounds-test.mp3 This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors…

Trio For Other Ears

…Other Ears (2021) 14:30 https://www.zachpoff.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Zach-Poff-WLD-2021-composition.mp3 This recording is part of my ongoing practice of “auscultation”: listening to the vibrations of objects and underwater environments, revealing hidden interiors like a doctor’s stethoscope probing the systems of the body. This helps me…

Essay: Acknowledging Other Ears

…our environment. This act of “auscultation” helps me to consider my relationship to the more-than-human as I stretch my ears to practice other ways of listening, communicating, and inhabiting the world. Be sure to check out the other contributors too:…

Brooklyn Waterfront Listening Walks

…objects and reveal underwater sound worlds. Like a doctor’s stethoscope, these tools of auscultation “take the pulse” of the city, revealing connections that are only audible to augmented, dislocated ears. We will follow the Promenade north to Squibb Park, over…

Choosing a Contact Mic For Field Recording

…your recorder. I usually prefer a flatter mic for this since I’m more concerned about balanced frequency response than noise. Auscultation: You are listening to another world that is already in motion: a wire fence in the wind or the…