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
Hamlet 360 “Thy Father’s Ghost”
Bruce Odland created a sound world for Hamlet 360, an experiment in VR theater, for Google and Commonwealth Theater. Director Steve Maler takes the VR medium to a new level, infusing it with Shakespearean content, immersion, and high production standards.… continue reading
Interior Design Innovation
Podcast: Episode 2: Interview with Bruce Odland… 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
ESI Design, 2016
Terrell Place is an iconic Washington DC building named for the brilliant civil rights leader and educator, Mary Church Terrell.
Odland created an ambient sound environment drawn from Mary Church Terrel’s musical tastes written down in her … 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
my eyes…..my ears……
O+A explore the politics of the senses – the offer made to our eyes and ears by the world our culture has built. This searing 40 minute performance is both a critique of urban design and a call to action.… continue reading
O+A, Frankfurt, Germany 2011 – to present
For the 20th anniversary of Frankfurt Germany’s famed greenbelt, O+A created a real-time sound installation on a historic railroad bridge over the Main River. They transformed the sounds of the city into harmony, … continue reading
MFX1 2001 Interactive Club, Chicago
Sounds from the Vaults had just made waves for it’s novel interactive design. So software guru Gordon Kummel from the Chicago Board of Trade commissioned an interactive underground club.
Bruce Odland assembled a team of artists to create a hybrid … continue reading
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
City Ears, 1996, O+A
For the MANCA Festival in Nice, France, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (O+A) created an architectural sound performance.
Custom parabolic speakers beamed sound which bounced off the iconic Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art building. Sonic reflections were distinctly perceptible … continue reading