The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents it’s first ever dedicated sound art exhibit, Soundings: A Contemporary Score.
One of the 15 featured projects, Microtonal Wall is made up of 1,500 very simple one-bit speakers, tuned individually to create an intricately varied continuum of pitch, rendering this twenty-five-foot wall a spectrum of sound. Perich (the artist) has explained, “Each listener’s exploration of that aural space shapes what they hear, from the totality of white noise (from a distance), to the single frequency of each speaker (up close).” This near-endless variation “opens the scope of the piece to the entire universe, since only from an infinite distance would we be equidistant to each speaker, though in that case they would also have zero volume, and we would be very far from home.”
Hmmm…got that? The above paragraph was pulled directly from the museum’s site. There’s no way I could come up with that…but on another note…the huge photography exhibit Shadow and Light by German-born photographer Bill Brandt was outstanding. So fortunate to view it on the last day!
And even though Soundings didn’t resonate with me (no pun intended)…the MoMA always provides great photo opportunities and is my favorite museum!