The Slought Foundation is a small and dynamic organization with great ambitions. Founded in 2002 to present art projects and lectures from a storefront in University City, it has since spearheaded truly international initiatives, such as the Perpetual Peace Project, which included workshops with children in Pakistan and China. With Center support, Slought built a semi-permanent recording booth inspired by a John Cage lecture, and piloted a community education project for local teens in collaboration with architect Teddy Cruz and the People's Emergency Center of Philadelphia.
The Slought Foundation presented Soundfield@Slought, a collaboration with Soundfield, featuring a series of concerts and educational programs with local and international artists. Performers included Austrian sound artist and composer Werner Moebius in a program of multimedia works; German composer Michael Maierhof with Ensemble Noamnesia; American composer and vocal artist Theo Bleckmann; Ensemble On-Line Vienna; and Taiwan's Chai Found Music Workshop playing music by Hwang Long Pan and Chao-Ming Tung.