Acoustic Deconstruction of 2626 Bancroft Way

design, theory

Acoustic Deconstruction of 2626 Bancroft Way

2626 Bancroft Way is acoustically exceptional in ways that cannot be measured or reproduced. The building is a Brutalist masterpiece that was shuttered on December 21, 2014. Its future is uncertain. With established and brave new techniques, Jacqueline Gordon and Zackery Belanger collected a representation of its acoustic soul, and commissioned artists to interpret the data. In listening to these interpretations the goal is not try to experience the building’s sound. Instead, listeners are to allow the music to evoke the realization that, without standing within its concrete walls, you never will.

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