Tuesday, June 03, 2008

David Byrne - Playing the Building

David Byrne’s New Band - Lyricism in Girders, Harmony in Rusty Pipess - NYTimes.com

David Byrne has retrofitted an organ with switches and relays to "play" different parts of a building by vibrating pipes, tapping the columns, blowing air through water and heating pipes, and more - the building is the "Battery Maritime Building, a 99-year-old former ferry terminal at the end of Whitehall Street that has sat mostly dormant for more than a half-century." (NYTimes) Anyone can play the organ to play the building - the sounds must be so interesting - what an incredible to way to find beauty and art in an unexpected place.

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