Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley 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 are produced by students at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, 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.
The Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley project acknowledges the Indigenous homelands in the Kwinitekw Valley where our work takes place: Nonotuck land upon which the Five Colleges are built, the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the East, the Mohegan and Pequot to the South, the Mohican to the West, and the Abenaki to the North.
“Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley” is a course 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.
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