Reflectance Field l ascending descending

 

 year:  2019

 place:  University of Oregon

 

  

CHANCE BASED SOUND SCULPTURE IN PENTATONIC SCALE

 

 

It is composed of individual “threads” held in tension. From a distance, the first impression may be of a field of rain as the reflective surfaces create a play of light and movement. But REFLECTANCE FIELD is interactive, as 35 carefully placed chimes transform the sculpture into a collaborative musical instrument. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFLECTANCE FIELD  is suspended within the interior void of the monumental main stair of the University of Oregon's new Tykeson Hall and touches every level of the building. 

 

The siting within this place of chance encounters is intentional. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An abstract sculpture of static and dynamic elements, it brings a visual and auditory experience to Tykeson Hall that encourages collaboration and expression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRUCTURE:

70 cables spanning four stories

COMPONENTS:

1200 static and dynamic parts

CALIBRATION:

pentatonic scale C, E, G, A, D

INTERACTIVITY:

collaborative instrument play

EXPERIENCE:

chance encounters, chance music

 

 

 

 

 

In CHANCE MUSIC some element of the composition is left to chance, and/or some primary element of a composed work is left to the determination of its performer(s).

 

 

SUSAN NARDULI STUDIO: Artist

OFFICE 52 ARCHITECTURE: Design Architect Tykeson Hall

ROWELL BROKAW: Executive Architect Tykeson Hall 

ARKTURA LLC: Artwork Custom Fabrication

NOUS ENGINEERING: Artwork Engineer

FORTIS CONSTRUCTION: Artwork Installation

COMMISSIONED BY THE  OREGON ARTS COMMISSION

REFLECTANCE FIELD PROJECT TEAM

Copyright 2020 by Narduli STUDIO 

1307 Westwood Blvd. Suite 201  Los Angeles CA 90024 

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