Bruce helped Wally reinvent his two most profound plays as podcasts. They have just been released by Gideon Media. You can listen here to Designated Mourner and Grasses of a Thousand Colors.
During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic … continue reading
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
MARCH 3, 2pm and 4pm
Modern soundscapes often dampen our capacity to truly listen. In this unusual workshop, you’ll re-tune your ears to the primal sense of acute hearing. Participants are encouraged to stretch underused auditory … continue reading
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
O+A, Thessaloniki, documenta 14, 2017
O+A performed their Requiem, as part of documenta 14, in the Rotunda of Galerius (300AD), Thessaloniki Greece. The acoustics were perfect.
“Orchestra of City resonances” by Sam Auinger played live. Audience surrounded virtuoso singers: Sarah … 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
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
O+A, Brugges Triennale, 2015
O+A were invited by the festival curators to create a large scale sound installation for the city center of Brugges, Belgium. They decided to bring to attention the city’s remarkable quietude In this noisy world, quiet … 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
La Didone, 2007
The Wooster Group invited Bruce to music direct and create a sound design for a mashup of Cavali’s 1641 Baroque Opera, La Didone, and Mario Brava’s 1965 sci-fi cult classic, Terrore nello spazio. He paired … continue reading