Friday, June 27, 2008

Playing the Building

Music legend David Byrne transforms an entire NYC building into a giant musical instrument. In the video above, David Byrne turns an entire New York building into an instrument. He explains, “Devices [have been] attached to the building’s 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 cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.”

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