Soundscapes from Magnetic Energy
An immersive sound installation comprised of two resonating sculptures positioned on opposite sides of the listening space.
Generative software fueling the installation creates new, unique harmonies each time the artwork is activated. An evolving source of sound creates an environment conducive to reflection, contemplation, or meditation.
Optional Guidance for Deep Breathing
If exhibition space allows, headphones with spoken-word audio recordings are available upon entry to the space, offering an introduction to the artwork and an optional guidance in deep breathwork, for a non-denominational meditation on the sound.
Bearing aesthetic similarities to Om chants, Mongolian throat singing, Tibetan singing bowl meditations, or the didgeridoos of Aboriginal Australia, Magnetic Sound’s “Infinity” creates natural resonance in a new way, encouraging meditative listening and communal spaces for a new generation.
Installation Style #1: Floor-standing pop-up structure
Installation Style #2: Mount artwork to integrate into pre-existing architecture
We can install the artwork onto any pre-existing wall studs if the exhibition venue permits our team to screw into the wood. This installation style uses a standard french cleat mounting procedure, a common used system to wall-mount art.
Example below of gazebo installation in a public space, inspired by "East New York: Field of Dreams":
Perimeter: Footprint designed for a 10’ x 10’ minimum area, and can scale up to a maximum of 25’ x 25’’
Height: Flexible, but if we mount them higher, people are much less inclined to reach out and touch the artwork!
Additional Needs + Requests
Relatively quiet. The work will not be well-received near busy streets in NYC, thus the request for parks or indoor showcases. If you can hold a conversation in the space, it’s probably a good fit for Magnetic Sound sculptures.
High foot traffic. As most artists do, we seek to expose the work to thousands of visitors per exhibition, to help us develop relationships, and ultimately return on the investment of self-funded projects
Power: While the resonance of the strings are acoustic (meaning there is no need for an amplification permit), the artwork does need electricity to operate. As a low-voltage installation that runs off of 12V rechargable batteries, it’s probable we would be able to self-power with a solar panel. So, if an ideal space opens up for us without power line accessibility, we can run a final conclusive test with a solar setup, and probably just use that.
Outdoors, no rain: While the artwork can function outdoors at temperatures above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, it will be destroyed with direct rainfall. So, ideal outdoor installations would be within pre-existing roofed structures.
Closing Statement: Relevance to NYC Parks and Public Spaces… Why?
Thematically, Magnetic Sound systems tie together organic materials (the wooden vibrational structures) with contemporary technology, representing human-made integration with natural systems. The result is an intimate, sonic retreat. In much the same way that urban parks are dedicated sanctuaries, Infinity is intended as an offering of safe space and vulnerability for the public amidst an urban environment.
Contextualization of the works within park architecture further extends the concept of seeking and creating beauty with an otherwise abstract technology, rendering an experimental innovation into an offering of purpose and meaning.
Please consider working with us to make this experience available to more citizens of NYC. With a good execution, these designs have the capacity to create temporary community and unity among visitors.