Saturday, July 2, 2011

Max Neuhaus & Times Square

On the morning of June 28 2011, Gen Ken Montgomery took GX Jupitter-Larsen, amk, and Damion Romero to visit the Max Neuhaus sound installation at Times Square. The unmarked block of sound, located on a triangular pedestrian island at Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, is a thick harmonic texture that hovers over a large underground vault covered by heavy grating. GX commented that the tone seemed to him like a sheet of ice that all other street sounds were skating on. An excerpt of GX’s field recording of Times Square is HERE .