David Byrne will play this building - literally
Talking Heads lead singer and a beloved NYC eccentrics/mad musical geniuses - David Byrne's lates musical conquest is a building - specifically the one above - the Great Hall of the Battery Maritime Building
He plans to turn the structure into a giant musical instrument for his "Playing the Building" installation.
Byrne is calling the project a "sound sculpture" and it's all about visitor participation. The centerpiece will be an antique organ (below) that controls devices attached all over the place, from ceiling beams to water pipes - which will vibrate and trigger harmonic vibrations.
The piece will run from May 31 - Aug. 10, Fri. - Sun, Noon til 6 p.m. at 10 South St., and it's Free!
-- Lauren Johnston