Defying convention and expanding the imaginations of participants, Oliver Beer held a choir concert under London's Waterloo Station as part of the Mindful Exhibition. The angelic voices of the performers bounced and reverberated across the underground venue, turning the 200-year-old walls into an instrument of their own.
Oliver Beer is the curator of a series of acoustic experiments, collectively known as The Resonance Project, and has performed with his choir in locations around the continent: Paris' George Pompidou Center, Brighton's sewers and a handful of monasteries. Because the sonic quality of the choirs' singing ranges from location to location, Beer encourages visitors to move around the group in order to find the perfect 'sweet spot.' The entire process takes advantage of resonant frequencies; basically, the point at which the acoustics boom in volume due to the building's design. The descriptions of audience members makes me want to check out the exhibit myself -- supposedly, it's like moving through the innards of an instrument!
Subway Art Museums
Titanic Tidal Tunnels
Octagonal Tunnel Boutiques
Hobbiton Boat Houses
Transit Tunnel Turbines
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.