Audio Stories by APMD

Audio Stories by APMD

Coming this fall!

This site-specific audio installation consists of a 5 audio tracks inspired by Staten Island history and culture as expressed in the exhibits at the Museum. The audio pieces will be placed along the traditional audio-guide path and can be accessed using the handheld devices available at the front desk.

Through this process, APMD hopes to provide patrons with a new sensory experience giving guests another way to connect emotionally to the Museum's content.

This project is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

About the Artists:

APMD is the award winning brain child of AJ Pantaleo and Mike Dibenedetto. Together they create immersive audio experiences through the use of drone, melody and rhythm.

AJ Pantaleo is a session and touring musician, who has been performing and recording with various artists for over 15 years. AJP is known for his powerful, groove oriented drumming played with a vibrant energy that translates both live and on recording. He is influenced by rock, jazz, hip-hop, experimental music and cinema. He has been recording and touring with Baked (Exploding in Sound Records) since 2015 and is a founding member of the post-punk band Bueno.

Mike DiBenedetto is a musical artist based out of Staten Island, NY. DiBenedetto uses a guitar and a sampler routed through two effects chains to create a backdrop of drones and live instrumentation for performances and recordings. He has worked on various projects in the NYC area since 2009 and is currently one half of APMD, a project utilizing drums, drone and a video presentation.

More about APMD.



Soundtrack: APMD (AJ Pantaleo & Mike DiBenedetto)
Visuals: Brendan Coyle