Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne07.11.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Events   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: David Byrne, installations, New York, Playing the Building
Creative Time presents 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 â€” to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes â€” 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.
10 South Street, New York, NY
31 May â€“ 24 August 2008
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