photographs: Rene Roman & Alyssa Miserendino

ode to Heisenberg + De Maria is an immersive and interactive sound installation. Surround sound, recorded in the Peruvian Amazon, is edited into a 24-hour cyclical spatialized sound sculpture, layered with human heartbeats. The time of day in the exhibition, is synchronized to the time of day in the Amazon recording.

Visitors are invited to stay as little and as long as they like. Overnight sessions, in which visitors can sleep in the space, are also available. As visitors move through the space their heartbeat follows them, via the nearest speaker.

The piece is a tribute to Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Walter De Maria's "Ocean Music" and "Cricket Music" from the 1960's.

Contributions to the creation of the software & hardware for this project are tax deductible via: Fractured Atlas.


This project is supported by corporate sponsorship from DPA Microphones, Maxim Integrated & a scholarship funded residency at the Spacial Sound Institute. The heartbeat system is designed by ARUP and a biomedical engineer.