This interview with the creators of the multimedia exhibit The Pull of Horses on National and Local Histories and Identities and its documentary video The Pull of Horses in Urban American Performance, 1860–1920 elucidates sound’s cause-and-effect relationship with horse-suffused culture, as well as sound’s role in recovering and re-performing the past. Curated by Kim Marra and Mark Anderson and sound-designed by Wade Hampton, the pieces “illuminate how horses shaped gender and other human identities and bodies in and beyond the emerging U.S. cultural capital, New York City, during a pivotal era of industrial transformation when 130,000 horses dwelled among 1.85 million people on the island of Manhattan.”

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