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“What Should a Museum Sound Like?” is a site-specific work that involves a text written in 1963 by Marcel Breuer, the architect for the Whitney Museum of American Art. A voice actor was hired to record the text, describing Breuer’s vision for the Whitney. The floor plans and elevation drawings of the Whitney Museum were then translated into a series of composed sounds using MetaSynth, a composition and sound design program that can translate images into sound. The speaker cabinet was digitally modeled in the form of the Whitney Museum’s building and fabricated utilizing CNC processes.

photo credits: Rebecca Curry

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