This Sound Installation by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger for Europaallee in Zurich opened in September of 2020. Three “soundstone” loudspeakers play back city noise that has been transformed into a soundfield of harmony. It all happens in real-time. Harmonic … continue reading
Harmonic Bridge: 1998-present
In 1997, before MASSMoCA opened, Director Joe Thompson decided to activate the town of North Adams with sound art.
O+A noticed that the town and museum were divided by Highway 2 overpass, and the resulting road noise coming from the … continue reading
O+A, West Hollywood
A real time sound installation that transforms street noise into harmonic sounds from the bus stop at the south-east corner of the intersection, creating a psycho-acoustic effect in public space in real time. The sound of traffic … continue reading
Harmonic Conduit links two communities in Boston. Northeastern University and Lower Roxbury now connect through sound art in the Ruggles Station.
Odland and Auinger (O+A) tap into the soundscapes of each community, choosing recording locations that highlight economic disparity. The … continue reading
Symphony of Resonances
O+A, Thessaloniki, documenta 14, 2017
Tuning the Ruins played in the ruins of the Palace of Galarius, an emperor who once ruled all of the Roman Empire. Today the ruins sprawl three blocks in between 60s and 70s apartment buildings. … continue reading
PNC Bank World Headquarters
Ambient Sonic Information EnvironmentBruce Odland created a sonic language to communicate the inner workings of a smart building to its people.As sonic architect on ESI Design’s team, he created ambient sound fields that interact for each of the building’s systems. … continue reading
Hear the city as a symphony
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Boston Globe, by Cate McQuaid
MEDFORD – It could be an oracle: A glowing dial with a lens in the middle blinks with images. It hums in the key of E inside a blue-domed gazebo, which sits atop a temple
The Earth Center, 2000
For the year 2000, UK’s Millennium Commission’s Earth Center included a large exhibit by Bruce Odland. Odland led a team of artists creating an interactive Planet Earth Gallery.
Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (O+A) created the music and sound design. … continue reading
Garden of Time-Dreaming, 1990, O+A
In honor of astronomer Johannes Kepler, O+A created a sound cosmology, Garden of Time Dreaming. On the 400th anniversary of the city of Linz in Austria, this cosmology played throughout the gardens of the Castle of Linz. 400,000 visitors … continue reading
New Music America
Rippleworks gave visitors of the Japan-American Cultural and Community Center in LA an opportunity to listen to nature’s rhythms more deeply.
With underwater microphones, water probes, and vibrating strings, Odland tapped the fractal music of water. The … continue reading
Sun Song, 1977
In 1977, Bruce Odland created a four-channel sound installation in the East High bell tower. He sent a cloud of resonance and music over the Spree Festival of the Arts in Denver, Colorado.
The sounds were recorded at The TANK … continue reading