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Rosenthal's After-School Atelier middle school course, Acoustic Ecology and Soundscape Recording, exposed participants to a wide range of ideas, techniques and technologies for focusing and sensitizing aural awareness of the world. Listeners consider how enhancing this aural awareness can alter their relationship to the urban environment and what impact human sound-making has on that environment. Rosenthal's students developed self-reflective aural archives using the sounds of their homes, neighborhoods, families and friends.
Rosenthal is an electroacoustic composer working primarily in soundscape recording and urban acoustic ecology. Using carefully captured field recordings of urban environments, he weaves together unprocessed soundscapes with heavily manipulated recordings. He is currently the co-curator and media events programmer at the SpaceWorks New Media Gallery on 42nd Street, as well as a teaching artist at Eyebeam.
Rosenthal's piece Ridley Road Market was presented in the BetaLounge Nov.6-8.