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Auburn’s Jule Collins Smith Museum presents an auditory journey through Alabama

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University has installed “Sound Mapping Alabama: A Journey through Alabama Navigated by Ear.” This compilation of recordings collected in Alabama by Rich Curtis will be embedded in the museum’s south garden through April 30.

The more than 30 recordings in Rich’s outdoor sound piece include the sounds of swamp crickets chirping in Wind Creek, a gut-string banjo being played in Anniston, cars passing over the Edmond Pettis Bridge in Selma, Sacred Harp singing in Montgomery, hydraulics in a sock factory in Fort Payne, a rattlesnake sighting in Waverly, prayer in church in Camden and a Civil War funeral for an unknown Confederate soldier in Mobile.

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