Amos Cochran

(American, b. 1984)

Color Field Outside / In, 2019

Soundscape, 24 minutes 47 seconds

Courtesy of the artist

Color Field Outside / In presents an auditory sensory experience that allows our emotions to wander freely in an immersive sonic dreamscape. Here, Cochran brings sound “textures” to the forefront, while positioning melodic phrases in the background, or distance. Abstract recorded sounds are paired with synthetic tones that have been mixed with traditional instruments such as violin, cello, harp, and piano.

Color Field Soundscape
Arkansas-based composer Amos Cochran has created an audio companion piece to Color Field that is inspired by Arkansas sunsets—such as the one captured by photographer William Eggleston in Arkansas (ca. 1965-68, pictured to right)—, the Color Field movement, and Ozark forests.

In Outside / In, abstract sounds recorded in and around Crystal Bridges Museum of Art are paired with synthetic tones and traditional instruments. Cochran’s work is meant to allow our emotions to wander in an immersive sonic dreamscape.


University of Houston

Wilhelmina’s Grove

December 22, 2020 artist conversation featuring Amos Cochran. Moderated by Courtney Crappell, Director of the Moores School of Music, University of Houston.

Take a virtual tour of Amos Cochran’s soundscape at the University of Houston led by Public Art UHS curator, Mike Guidry.

Public Art Studio Conversation on Color Field artist Amos Cochran features Moores School of Music graduate student, Joshua Arnoldy.

Learn more about Amos Cochran and his music.