Any musicians want to write this piece? The escalators are cumulatively 143 feet long, but I don’t know the duration of the ride.
Secondhand Music: the chance harmonies of everyday sound may mean more than we think.
Lovely essay in the Atlantic about the psychoacoustics of the sounds in our environments.
Outside of the Malba museum, an ambient city noise sensor
Sergio Avello, “Volume”
An installation for the forecourt of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, this piece uses 7 VU meters to gather ambient noise, and then converts them into a visual display of LEDs.
More information here.
Wheel of Stars: Using publicly-available data from the ESA, Jim Bumgardner created this beautiful sidereal clock. The stars rotate around Polaris in the centre, and they chime as they cross the centreline: the pitch corresponds to the color (temperature) and the loudness with the apparent magnitude. And as you would expect, the stars wheel around completely once every 24 hours. Click through for the piece and more details about the project.