0 Überorgan

When I was in LA last month, we visited the Getty Museum. The highlight was Tim Hawkinson's Überorgan installed in the central rotunda of the entrance hall. It is essentially a massive beautiful musical instrument consisting of industrial materials, huge balloons, and horns. According to the
Getty: "The musical score for Überorgan consists of a 250-foot-long scroll. Black dots and dashes encode the notes of traditional hymns, pop songs, and improvisational tunes. The notes are deciphered by light-sensitive switches in its player and scrambled to create an endless variety of compositions. " It was really quite stunning. The exhibit is in conjunction with Hawkinson's Zoopsia and runs through Sept. 9. More pics after the break...

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