Echo Chamber is a sound sculpture and performance piece that stands 11 feet tall and is comprised of 56 corrugated metal tubes with audio speakers located inside of them. It is a collaboration between artist Mark Reigelman, pianist Ning Yu, and David Bird. In performance the live piano is processed by a computer and diffused throughout the speakers in the structure. The processed sounds and pre-recorded elements are informed by the unique resonant features of the metal tubes. Echo Chamber is a musical and visual experience that invites the community to explore, listen, and speak, and challenges the ways in which we experience music and art in both public and private spaces.
Funding for this project is provided by the George Washington University Columbian College Facilitating Fund and CCAS Nick-of-Time Impact Microgrants. Special thanks to Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program and Gallery 102. Photos by Mark Reigelman from the premiere performance at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.