A Synesthete’s Atlas

Pittsburgh Sound + Image is honored to host visiting artist Eric Theise and Pittsburgh-based sound artist Trē Abalos for an evening unlike any other.

See + hear real-time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps by Theise in collaboration with Abalos’ soundscapes of flutes, samples, and looping electronics.


  • A visual wash of street grids, land masses, water bodies, and curiosities from built and natural environments.
  • A sonic wash of winds
  • Orphaned labels and free-floating symbology
  • Elusive melodic lines
  • Saturated colors and the subtlest of tints
  • Rhythmic textures
  • Jittery zooms, pans, and traversals
  • Glitches in crowdsourced data.

Brief glimpses of past performances of A Synesthete’s Atlas are available for preview here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/asynesthetesatlas/

This performance will last approximately 50 minutes and will occasionally introduce strobing effects that may affect photosensitive viewers.

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