Archway was installed in Dumbo, Brooklyn in June 2013. The installation used 16 stretched and tuned lengths of piano wire up to 850 feet long that were extended across the DUMBO Archway of the Manhattan Bridge, functioning as both a mechanical sound installation and a sculptural/architectural work. The wires in Archway were stretched directly from the bridge itself and were vibrated and resonated by passing traffic and trains for extended lengths of time. Other piano wires were strung from nearby lamp poles and strummed by automated mechanical beaters creating shifting harmonic overtones in the resonant space. Archway was commissioned by NPR Music as part of the Make Music New York Festival and Issue Project-Room's PAN-ACT festival with help from the Department Of Transportation.
Filming and video by NPR Music, Eli Keszler and Gotham Girl Photography