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
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
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
For the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger created a performance installation, StadTraum. It was a composition in four movements performed at the heart of Salzburg. An audience of 20,000 attended. Sound came from mountaintops, … continue reading
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
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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
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