Ear Expansion Podcast is a multi-part series of recorded, long-form conversations between host LaMont Hamilton and artists of color working in all aspects of sound. These artists are invested in the idea of making art that extends the listening experience.

Hamilton says that traditionally, this type of art has been described as “sound art” or “experimental” work. Ear Expansion Podcast advocates for a new descriptive language: aural art. Aural art, he says, is a move away from less defined terms like ambient or experimental to specify art made for the act of listening and its somatic extension.

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LaMont Hamilton is an artist-in-residence and guest curator at the Anchorage Museum. His interdisciplinary art practice considers the spiritual, ecological and subconscious through sound, installation, performance, poetry, and lens-based media.

Hamilton has received several fellowships and awards, including the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artadia Award, ArtMatters Grant. A recent artist-in-residence at Colorado University, he has also been in residence at Civitella Raneri, Skowhegan, Camargo Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and Museum of Fine Art Houston - Dora Maar, among others.

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