ReSounds Festival

Sept. 4 & 5  | Arts Quad, Cornell University

Installations & Kinetic Sculptures | 10a – 5pm (Johnson Art Museum)

A Musical Pilgrimage (short concerts in various locations) | 4p – sundown

For many of us, live performance represents a sacred ritual, one that begins as you take your place next to a stranger and ends with senses elevated, one that vanished as the pandemic spread.  As we slowly approach a new normal, this ritual looks markedly different. The ReSounds Festival celebrates this newness as intimate collaborations, new music and unusual spaces intersect to create a soundscape that is uniquely Ithacan. This series of artistic presentations — music, dance, poetry, theater, sound sculptures – reminds us of the power of undistracted listening, of being fully present.

We invite you to join us in a walk to six spaces around the arts quad and then onto the after party at the A.D. White House as Cornell exuberantly ReSounds!   


Cornell Dining’s Hot Dog Cart and Ice Cream Bike, featuring Cornell Dairy ice cream, will be vending on the Arts Quad from 5:30-6:30pm! They accept credit cards, BRBs, and Meal Choice (cash not accepted).

Bring your own blanket or chair for the outdoor portions of the event!


Please note we will continue to follow university-wide guidelines regarding Covid-19. Updates may be found here:

Elizabeth Ogonek and Xak Bjerken


Click on the links at the top of this page or below for more information!