Bio

Bio

O+A

Bruce Odland + Sam Auinger


In 1987, Odland founded O+A with Austrian fellow sonic pioneer Sam Auinger. Together they’ve developed a “Hearing Perspective” of the culture we live in. Their sound installations change one’s perception of public space.

photo credit: Daniel Oppenheim

For example, Garden of Time Dreaming, in 1990, was a sonic cosmology. It was installed at the Castle of Linz. There, over 400,000 visitors experienced a sonic journey through time.

photo by Thekla Ehling

Later, in the World Financial Center, Blue Moon created harmony from city noise. Requiem for Fossil Fuels, provoked a rethinking of the requiem mass in 4 virtuoso voices and an 8 channel orchestra of tuned cities. Sonic Vista, united two sections of Frankfurt Germany in a public art installation at the intersection of the north and south greenbelts. Harmonic Bridge, for MASSMoCA, has been transforming road noise into harmony since 1998.

Currently O+A are creating an atmosphere of sonic harmony for the Europaallee. This is a large scale urban development in central Zurich.