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The Secret Sounds of Swan Lake

July 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Swan Lake at Rockefeller State Park reflects the morning sun.

We all know lakes are full of mysterious creatures, but have you ever wondered about the sounds they make?

Join musician and philosopher, David Rothenberg, in this family-friendly event as he reveals the soundscape of Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s Swan Lake using special technology. You’ll hear photosynthesis in action, bugs stridulating, fish grunting, turtles and salamanders milling about, and many sounds still unknown to science.

Let’s figure out what is making all the beautiful music out there, then join in and make some of our own! We’ll provide a couple iPads equipped with an app called Samplr so you can produce your own live music using sounds from the lake. Acoustic instruments are also welcome; David, our host, will bring a clarinet. Bring your own and play along!

Meet in the Visitor’s Center courtyard and wear sun protection.


Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way
Pleasantville, 10570 United States
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