Sound Artist and Composer at J Morton Studio
John Morton creates large-scale sonic installations that involve direct public interactivity and are based on a specific time and place. Sound Bridge, commissioned by the Hudson River Museum is permanently installed on a pedestrian bridge over the Saw Mill River in downtown Yonkers. Four sensors are placed along the railing of the bridge, and visitors are invited to activate and manipulate the sounds (made of field recordings of industrial activities, environmental sounds, and oral histories from Yonkers) and to respond to other visitors and to the environment. Sonic Hotel was recently on view at the Adirondack Museum. In 2014, Usonia, created in collaboration with students from the Jacob Burns Media Lab was part of the sound festival "Garden of Sonic Delights" at Caramoor.