Symphony of Resonances, O+A, Documenta 14, 2017

Documenta 14: Thessaloniki, Greece
The Palace of Galerius

 Tuning the Ruins 
Taking place in Navarino Square, where Roman ruins are tightly surrounded by densely packed 1960s and 1970s apartment blocks, O+A use this built environment as their “resonating chamber,” activating the ruins of the Palace of Galerius with the sounds of today’s Thessaloniki, reduced to harmonic proportions through their “tuning tube.” We listen to harmonically tuned “modern” noises—sound waves from traffic, jets, motorcycles, the entire swarm of activity produced by large cities today.

Sound – Thomas Koch