11 July 2008

David Byrne is Playing The Building

David Byrne - Playing the BuildingNew Yorkers have a real treat in their city this summer:

Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne


"Playing the building, a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument."

That sure puts my synthesizers to shame! :-) Thanks to essesq for finding this!

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