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David Byrne

October 5, 2008

Sure, CBS Sunday Morning is probably geared towards a much older audience (by older, I mean geriatric), but I do love the fact that they feature artists on a regular basis.  This Sunday they featured David Byrne.

Yes, that David Byrne.

He put together an amazing sound installation entitled “Playing the Building”.  Basically he attached devices to the metal beams, pillars, water pipes and heating pipes of an old building in order to create sounds.

“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.”

Pretty fascinating.

David actually received a degree in design so he knows what he’s doing unlike a lot of folks. You should definitely check out his other work.  I dig his PowerPoint project.  Who would have thought of that?!

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