Many musicians have used cities as inspiration for music. Akko Goldenbeld take the idea a step further, transmuting the three dimensional reality of a city into sound.
His new work artwork, Stadsmuziek (City Music) consists of a scale model of Eindhoven on a giant revolving wooden cylinder. The rotating cylinder activates hammers which hit the keys of a piano, resulting in the city map being played back as a piece of music.
As Akko describes it: the tall buildings in the city centre result in a heavy touch, smaller houses in the suburbs a gentler sound, longer buildings sustain notes.
I guess it’s something you’ll either love or hate. But if listening to the rooftops of buildings is your thing, you can catch a performance of the work in this video: