Solar Drones

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Solar Drones
Photo Credit: Patrick Marold
Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>The Solar Drones are part of the new National Music Centre at Studio Bell, placed in the sky bridge linking the two buildings. This piece translates the varying sky conditions of Calgary into a tonal experience. Each resonating vessel was constructed of salvaged sound boards from the NMC&rsquo;s piano collection that were destroyed in the 2013 flood. An electromagnetic system powered by solar panels, causes a music wire on each unit to vibrate at tuned frequencies, creating a variable sonic experience that compliments the visitors environmental impressions.</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

Arts Center
Bridge
Museum/Gallery
Performing Arts Center
Public Space
National Music Centre, Studio Bell- The new home for the NMC designed by Allied Works, located in the East Village of Calgary.
National Music Centre, Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R1
Canada

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PROJECT TEAM

National Music Centre
Holly Solar
Mike Hollibaugh
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
190.000
$50,000-$249,000
Private
Public
Percent-for-Art
Environmental Art, Kinetic, Sculpture, Site integrated architectural work, Sound
Electronics, Sound, Wood
2016
2017