Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley is a project that explores the connection between sound and place by documenting the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Connecticut River Valley.
The films, recordings, and images here are produced by students at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst through semester-long collaborations with local musicians and partnerships with area communities.
The goal of the project is to share these sounds, images, and stories with others in the Connecticut River Valley and beyond and to serve as a resource for ongoing learning and exchange.
Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley is taught at Amherst College by Professor Jeffers Engelhardt and supported by the Department of Music, the Center for Community Engagement, and Information Technology at Amherst College.

Recent Soundscapes

Larry Larry (2018)
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One of the most striking things about Larry and his career is how firmly his roots are set in Massachusetts. Larry is truly an engineer and influencer of sound in the Pioneer Valley... Read More

Sonic Routes (2018)
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Transportation is one of the central functions of music. When we listen to music, we’re transported into a new soundscape shaped by myriad, swirling frequencies, harmonies, and colors of instruments, voices, and sounds.... Read More