The Millennium Tower Becomes Sound Art

Indigenous art collective Postcommodity (Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist) turns its focus to the (sinking) Millennium Tower, creating a sound installation and conceptual artwork aimed at encouraging San Franciscans to relax. The sounds are generated by mapping data about the tower’s movement onto “ASMR audio and soothing binaural beats,” a translation aimed at bridging the gap between the city’s contemporary “technocracy” and its historic and ongoing spiritual quest. Long Range Acoustic Devices broadcast the resulting sound composition to both SFAI’s North Beach campus and downtown San Francisco, turning an engineering disaster into healing sound waves. —Sarah Hotchkiss

November 15, 2019

The Tower, San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St., San Francisco

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