This Musical Installation Provides Peaceful Sounds in the Middle of a Mall

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 17, 2015
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This musical installation provides a calm break for shoppers in a metropolitan mall in Montreal. A large, slim circular ring hangs from the ceiling in the middle of a walkway connecting the Place-des-Artes metro and Complexe Desjardins, giving off peaceful sounds to those who stand or walk beneath it.

Copenhagan-based artist Tobias Ebsen created this piece as a part of the larger 'Concept Space?' initiative. It acts as a contrast to the bustling, and often stressful, noise in a shopping mall. Questioning the use of public space, he chose to create a musical installation since there are already so many visual stimuli in a shopping complex. The final piece aims to surround people with sound to spark feelings of "intimacy and contemplation."