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"Architecture Is Like a Song, Frozen in Stone"

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This fascinating collection presents strange projects that have attempted to “bring out the sonorous landscapes of moaning pillars, roof-beams, haunting bells and perhaps an eek of startled mouse, or two”.


David Byrne’s wonderful “sound installation” tops the list. Titled “Playing the Building”, the project utilizes practically every part of an empty to create haunting, clanking music: air blows through pipes for strange flute-like sounds, while motors trigger pieces of metal to strike various parts of the structure. There are also some amazing photos of the mind-boggling, Tom-Waits-ian, steampunky piano-thing that controls the music. [via Dark Roasted Blend]


David Byrne explains his latest musical project, “Playing The Building”

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