A Speakers Corner for The Paseo Festival in TAOS


Equipment: 350 recycled loudspeakers, 4 amplifiers, 4 Bluetooth recievers, 4 radio recievers, 1 telephone answering machine.

An interactive 4-channel sound sculpture that allows the people to play their annoucements, messages and music directly and live through it.

This can happen 3 ways:

In effect the sculpture acts as local public “hotspot” (see SPEAKERS CORNER in Hyde Park/ London) that local people and visitors can use to express themselves. The sculpture is split into 4 channels on different sides so that messages do not interfere with one another. The sound volume is regulable: and can be changed according to the situation via a mixing board which also means that the sculpture can also be used as a PA system for public events and local DJs.

As “heartbeat“ sound the sculpture also plays low-level „white noise“ sound from 4 radio receivers as well as people‘s voices: this sounds like a distant waterfall.

The sculpture itself has only signal cable and therefore is not electrically dangerous. It functions from 10 AM to 8 PM daily (unless programmed otherwise).

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