The Landmark Center elevator lobby is now home to Philip Blackburn’s Landmark SoundBeam; a permanent public sound sculpture installed in this historic building!
Step into the beam and listen like a ghost — through the walls and ceilings, from the subbasement to the towers, from offices, museums, courtrooms, HVAC rooms, to the cortile. The whole building as orchestra. How many instruments can you identify? Composer Philip Blackburn has recorded ambient sounds and musical moments from daily life here and recycled them into mini imaginary soundscapes. Glimpse a different one each time you enter the Beam. The piece continues live as you go about your visit to Landmark and experience your own aural mural.
The SoundBeam celebrates Landmark’s spaces of wood and stone, volumes of air, and the people that make them sing. Take a moment and hear here.
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