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Sounding Box #11 on Exhibition @ Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

  • Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 895 Shore Road The Bronx, NY, 10464 United States (map)

The first piece released from the Magnetic Sound collection, Sounding Box #11, is on exhibition in L’Orangerie of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.

This sculpture is a custom commission created for littleBits Electronics, a hardware startup headquarters located in Starrett-Lehigh Building in, Chelsea NY.

Information about the Artwork:

Sounding Box #11 is the first piece to go public in a series of acoustic sculptures that allow viewers to make environment-specific music in real-time. This is an interactive sculpture that generates ambient tones in response to shadows. As viewers approach the sculpture and move to cast shadows in different places, the instrument responds by vibrating strings to make different sounds.

The sculpture is intended to provide a creative, calming experience for participants. Viewers can improvise, producing ambient sounds for their surrounding environment.