David Byrne’s “Playing the Building” opening in NYC
Creative Time Presents
Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne
The Battery Maritime Building
Playing the building is 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.
More info HERE.
David Byrne may also be touring with Brian Eno.