Round: Sound for Concave Surfaces (1976) by Max Neuhaus
It was immediately apparent that sustained electronic sounds were moving around the space; and I soon realized that whatever faded in on the loudspeaker at my right would pass on to the loudspeaker on my left a beat later, and from there to the other 14 speakers of the outer circle. Every eight beats a new sonority would pass by me, and the music just kept rotating.
- The Village Voice, 6 December 1976
This landmark sound installation by Max Neuhaus is echoed in the current practice of artists such as Janet Cardiff whose Forty Part Motet is currently installed at MoMA PS1. The only ongoing Max Neuhaus installation in NYC is Times Square (2002), maintained by Dia Art Foundation.
Learn some fascinating art history as we add one year of our programs to our Facebook Timeline each day. Today we added four historic Creative Time projects from 1976.