August 17, 2008

"Playing the Building" - A Sound Installation by David Byrne

David Byrne, a former member of the band Talking Heads, created this sound installation in which an old, abandoned building in lower Manhattan, NYC, is converted into a giant musical instrument by way of devises which are attached to the pillars, beams, and pipes of the structure. The idea behind this installation is to turn the old edifice into a very large musical instrument. However, don't expect to hear melodious rhythms when you play the video as the sound is kind of eerie and a bit creepy. The installation is located in the Battery Maritime Building - 10 South Street, NY, NY and will run until August 24th, 2008


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