Amplify Us is a site-specific installation for Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall that senses, visualizes, and sonifies the presence of people in building’s entrance. The installation was commissioned by the EYEO Festival and co-produced by the Northern Spark Festival.
Unique, architecturally-inspired touch panels were designed as the focal point of the installation, acting as inputs into a system which orchestrates a playful show of music and light. The installation explores how conversations and interactions in urban public spaces are influenced by a building that can respond visually and musically. With an array of controllable theatrical lights illuminating features of the Hall’s interior, a musical score unfolds and responds from interactions on the touch panels located on structural columns in the Hall’s entrance.