JUNGLE-IZED: A Conversation with Nature
Soundwalk Collective and Times Square Arts present JUNGLE-IZED: an interactive audio art installation that transforms Times Square, transporting visitors to the heart of the Amazon, following the 73rd Meridian West that connects Times Square with the Amazon rainforest.
Escape the concrete jungle by listening to an immersive sound installation of the Amazon rainforest, mapped throughout Times Square. Download the free JUNGLE-IZED LITE app on iTunes or Google Play, borrow free Audio-Technica headphones at the NYC & Co kiosk on the Broadway Plazas, and take a journey to the Amazon.
Start your self-guided tour at the NYC & Co. Kiosk or follow these steps:
2. Plug in your headphones of borrow for FREE from the NYC & Co. kiosk in Times Square (8:00am - 7:00pm).
3. Explore Times Square to the sounds of the Amazon. Each street represents a different time of day or night in the Amazon sound environment.
Love your Experience?
To explore a broader section of the Amazon (extended to 6th and 8th Avenues), including narration by Amazon experts Jeremy Narby and Daniel Pinchbeck, download the FULL JUNGLE-IZED app (available on iTunes or Google Play) on WiFi and return to Times Square.
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Presented in partnership with Times Square Arts, NYC & CO., Audio-Technica, The Lost Explorer and CXA+ART, this immersive, participatory audio experience encourages and celebrates a conversation with nature to bring a heightened awareness around climate change and the environmental impact of our everyday actions.
Available through the JUNGLE-IZED LITE or full JUNGLE-IZED mobile app, the virtual soundscape is composed by Soundwalk Collective and features Amazon rainforest sound environments recorded by internationally acclaimed sound artist Francisco López.
As visitors walk throughout Times Square, the voices of Shipibo shamans and narration by Amazon experts Jeremy Narby and Daniel Pinchbeck will guide them along a jungle tour and into a conversation with nature. The use of Audio-Technica headphones provides an end-to-end experience and ensures that none of the Amazon’s auditory brilliance is lost along the way.
For more about JUNGLE-IZED, visit www.jungle-ized.com.
Photographs courtesy of Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.