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City Music

City Music

Tall buildings in the city centre have a heavy touch; low-rise villas to the south produce considerably gentler sounds. Akko Goldenbeld has a very personal way of looking at, or rather listening to, the city. He has created a scale model of Eindhoven and assigned it the role of sound recorder. The buildings create the score. Placed on a revolving wooden cylinder the buildings set little hammers in motion that play the keys of a piano. And turning and turning, the city makes its voice heard: from loud to soft, long to short, high-pitched to low, translating the urban designers’ three-dimensional reality into an aural experience. City Music makes you tune in to the ensemble-playing that is environmental planning.

Akko Goldenbeld