The Frequent Listener


  • Eric Leonardson


“The Frequent Listener” is a live performance with grand piano and recorded soundscape composition in the Joan James Harris Theater at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. The fixed composition for 2-channel stereo output, was composed by Eric Leonardson, a 10-minute, 12-second duration of the audio track. With student assistants from Stetson University, Professor Chaz Underminer provided sound reinforcement operational production support. Leonardson directed two artists and conference participants, Alex Braidwood and Lisa Schonberg to perform in rather than on the piano in real time, improvising their accompaniment to the fixed “media soundscape.”