Watson Fellowship:
Noise and the Megacity

From August 2017 through July 2018, I will be traveling as part of a Watson fellowship. My project is called "Noise and the Megacity." I'll be visiting megacities in Europe and Southeast Asia, recording sounds that are considered "noise." I'll talk to all sorts of people who live in and around noise all day long. 

Pictures from Travels in Kolkata
Travel Dates: October 21th-30th, 2017

Pictures from Travels in Mumbai
Travel Dates: October 10th-20th, 2017

Pictures from Travels in Delhi
Travel Dates: October 5th-10th, 2017

Pictures from Travels in London and Germany
Travel Dates: August 1st-September 30th, 2017

Senior Recital
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Senior Recital
Visual Walk-through

On February 10th, 2017, Paulus van Horne took over the Richard D. Baron Art Gallery in Oberlin, OH for a pirate radio broadcast. The broadcast made use of interviews with community members, Oberlin-specific soundmarks and a good amount of noise spread across four groups of portable radios.


Senior Recital


I would like to cordially invite you to Paulus van Horne's Senior TIMARA Recital, Community Radio, on February 10th at 8 & 830pm Community Radio will be installed in the Richard D. Baron Art Gallery in Oberlin, OH. The address of the gallery is 65 E. College St., Suite 5, 44074.

Community Radio is an audio love letter to the people and place that is Oberlin sent by micro-broadcast to a collection of transistor radios dispersed throughout the gallery. For those who cannot attend the installation, a portion of the installation will broadcast/stream concurrently on WOBC 91.5fm (wobc.org/listen). The 30 minute installation (played twice) contains soundmarks specific to Oberlin, mixed in with interviews and speeches from Oberlin community members. The composition is inspired by the power of community radio stations across the globe. After five years in Oberlin, Paulus seeks to capture and preserve a few fragments of the transient institutional memory that remains preserved in the community but often lost to the college with each graduating class.

Attendees are welcome to walk around the gallery, exploring the four complementary audio compositions in time and space. The compositions are paired off in each half of the gallery; listeners are encouraged to stay for the full hour in order to hear all possible combinations of these sounds. Seating is also provided.  *Light Refreshments* are pending bureaucratic approval

Please forward to your friends/family! Listen to the stream (wobc.org/listen) if you cannot make it!




Junior Recital

Documentation for junior degree concert at Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio. The recording consists of an excerpt of the pre-show field recording composition followed by a highly-structured improvisatory voice & bass performance.

Ensemble: Cria Kay, voice; James Quintana, voice; Harley Foos, voice; Justin Gunter, voice & tamtam; Paulus van Horne, voice and bass.