Architecture of the Air

Architecture of the Air

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This book documents in words and pictures the sound and light environments created by the Boston-area architect and musician Christopher Janney, a pioneer in the field of sound art and interactive architecture. Architecture of the Air shows how Janney transforms plazas, airport walkways, and other anonymous public spaces into intriguing shared events, using motion detectors, lights, colored glass, and carefully selected recorded sounds. Included is qHeartBeat, q Janney's groundbreaking collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and a foreword by Beatles producer George Martin.Harmonic Runway has appeared in films: Sidney Pollacka#39;s Random Hearts, starring Harrison Ford, and Joel Schumachera#39;s ... Unfortunately, after the events of September 11, 2001, Harmonic Runway was dismantled, but Janney has hopes to recreate it elsewhere. ... These are two media beyond bricks and mortar that can break the barrier and reach out to people. ... Still from computer animation for Harmonic Runway, 1991. photocells Schematic of printed circuit card for Sonic Forest.

Title:Architecture of the Air
Author:Christopher Janney, Ellen Lampert-Gréaux
Publisher:Sideshow Media Llc - 2006


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