in 2010 the Austrian sound artist and composer Sam Auinger lived and worked in town as Bonn’s first city sound artist. this research residency within the context
of Bonn Hoeren resulted in his piece Grundklang Bonn (Bonn basic sound) that can now be experienced in public space until the beginning of may 2011. Auinger‘s installation transforms the square in front of the railway station into a permanent sound box for the city’s natural and human- made sounds. in its composition of subtle sounds of the nearby Rhine and real-time sound transformations of the traffic flow in front of the railway station, the artist‘s two-part work responds directly to the location and so changes the way the place is typically perceived.
Grundklang Bonn is part of the series of resonance pieces by O+A.