Saturday, February 12, 2011

Playing the Building


In this Youtube clip, David Byrne from The Talking Heads creates a giant sound installation in an old New York city industrial building. In fact, the sound installation is the infrastructure of the building itself, becoming the actual instrument. . "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." Check out this link to see exactly how he play's the building.

David Byrne's Website for more info

1 comment:

Audra said...


This video is amazing. David Byrne has always been one of my favorite musicians, however I never knew this side of his talent. Melding architecture and music. Thanks for posting this!!!