Playing the Building David Byrne

This looks really intriguing. Of course it reminds me of Einstruzende Neubauten and their stuff from the 80s in concept.

Been listening to Fear of Music and Remain In Light in the hooptie lately. Maybe I can hit it sometime this summer.

CREATIVE TIME PRESENTSPlaying the Building: An Installation by David ByrneThe Battery Maritime Building10 South Street, New York, NY (Map)31 May – 24 August 2008 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Noon – 6PM (Free)

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 — 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.

Playing the Building

Battery Maritime BuildingNYC, 2008

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