CHRISTOPHER JANNEY

Harmonic Convergence

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Interative Art Installation At Miami International Airport By Artist Christoper Janney To Be Dedicated During Art Basel Miami Beach

Harmonic Convergence features a 72-foot-long window wall with diamond-shaped panes of colored glass in front of a white structural steel “X-Bracing” frame. With a palette of over 150 transparent colors, Janney has created a gradually changing pattern ranging from deep reds to bright violets, similar to a rainbow.

The project is part of Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program and is located in the passenger connector walkway that is the entrance into the airport from the new the “MIA Mover” automated transit system. As travelers enter the space, they will hear a complex set of sounds Janney recorded during trips to the Florida Everglades, scuba dives in the ocean, and other natural environments of South Florida. In addition, two video cameras installed in the ceiling feed information to the computer regarding the pedestrian activity within the space, influencing the density of the sound-score. At the top of each hour, a short composition with percussion instruments plays, marking the time of day.

“This is my fifth project in South Florida,” Janney states. “It is one of my favorite places in the world. I love the sounds of the subtropics most particularly the Everglades, the ocean shore and underwater sounds, especially sounds both real, as in whales and porpoises, and imagined, i.e. mermaids and Atlantis.

Harmonic Convergence is a replacement for Janney’s 1997 airport commission Harmonic Runway, which was removed from Concourse A after changes to the airport occurred due to 9/11 security. That former artwork had become an icon of South Florida, featured in numerous magazines and on film including the Harrison Ford feature, “Random Hearts” and the Nicholas Cage film, “8MM.”

In addition, Architecture of the Air, a traveling exhibition about Janney’s work will be on view in the Miami Design District at 4040 NE 2nd Avenue from November 29-December 4, 2011. The exhibit highlights projects from Janney’s three principal areas of focus: “Urban Musical Instruments”, “Physical Music”, and “Performance Architecture.” It explores his concept of total immersion through models, photographs, drawings, video, and a site-specific piece “Touch My Building: Miami.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, three exciting events will be held at the exhibition space. On Friday, December 2 at 9 pm, Janney will present a concert of studio music entitled “Disembodied Instruments (Dance Version).” Performers include members of the A cappella group The Persuasions along with a group of special musicians from Boston and New York. On Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm, a panel discussion moderated by renowned Miami art/architecture critic Beth Dunlop with Janney, and fellow artists Vito Acconci and Gustavo Metamoros, will discuss contemporary issues related to art, architecture and sound. On Saturday night there will be a screening of Janney’s recent film “What is a Heart?” which has been called a “meditation on creativity and mortality” with performance clips by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sara Rudner (Twyla Tharp Dance). The evening will open with a live set by The Persuasions, who also perform in the movie, singing music specially arranged for the occasion by Janney. The evening will close with music by L.A.-based band Y LUV, which features Janney’s son, Freddy, who also appears in the film.

Trained as an architect and jazz musician, Janney is an American artist whose work explores the relationships between sound and architecture, often-transforming otherwise ordinary spaces into “hyper-reality” environments.
Educated at Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Janney has explored the intersection of architecture and music for over thirty years, creating temporary and permanent installations throughout the United States and Europe. Sometimes he tries making architecture more like music as in his Soundstair on the Spanish Steps in Rome and Sonic Forest at the Bonnaroo and Glastonbury Music Festivals. At other times, he has attempted to make music more like architecture as in his HeartBeat performances. He is well known to Miami sports fans for his Turn Up the Heat interactive “anemone” scoreboard created for the Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena
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This magnetism is what excited about Christopher Jannye’s work at the Miami International Airport. A massive installation called Harmonic Convergence greets and sends off thousands of people a day. Janney refers to it as an Urban Musical Instrument. This instrument is made of top-of-the-line Vanceva colored glass, video sensors, high fidelity speakers and L.E.D lighting.
The installation is located in a walkway connecting a brand-new rental car terminal with the rest of the airport. This means, it is the first and last entrance into the airport, and often the state of Florida itself, for thousands of people every day. Janney wanted to highlight this by bringing a quintessentially South-Florida soundtrack to the walkway.
As you enter, brightly-lit and colorful video sensors pick up your movement and the music starts. It might be the sounds of the ocean, tropical birds, distant storms, crickets, or marimbas. There are hundreds of different pre-programmed sounds and video sensors all along the corridor that trigger different noises. The sensors also pick-up on the density of the traffic through the corridor. If there are more people walking through, the sounds become much more dense and full. If its just one person late at night, the piece reflects the solitary.
The sonic soundscape can never sound the same twice – ever. The piece changes based on the time of day, so as the world outside moves from day to night, the sounds change along with it.
The visual components of this installation are equally as important as the audio. The Florida sunshine is brought through the colored glass during the day and provides a multi-colored beautiful stained glass effect. At night, the piece utilizes LED lighting that changes colors based on the movement inside the hallway. It is also meant to be viewed from inside and out. As cars arrive to the rental terminal, their passengers see a colorful collage of glass and light.
Harmonic Convergence is an exciting installation that uses the best in current technology to simply create a beautiful space. Whether it is one of the first or one of the last experiences you have in South Florida, it promises to leave a lasting image.
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アーティストであり建築家の『Christopher Janney(クリストファー・ジャニー)』による、マイアミ国際空港の歩行者通路で行われた光と音のインスタレーション。日中もサイケデリックで良いですが、夜間もまた幻想的で良い感じですね。
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‘Harmonic Convergence’, el mural público de arte realizado por el arquitecto Christopher Janney, afincado en Boston, y que deleita a los pasajeros del Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami, ha sido reconocido recientemente como ganador del premio 2012 Solutia World of Color.

Un jurado internacional constituido por cinco profesionales de la industria, procedentes de Bangkok, Sao Paolo, Londres, Chicago y Hong Kong, ha escogido Harmonic Convergence como el mejor proyecto de diseño interior, gracias a su uso innovativo de Vanceva laminada y productos de cristal, manufacturados por Solutia. Solo un proyecto es elegido como vencedor en categoría de interior y de exterior.
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Praca Harmonic Convergence amerykańskiego architekta dźwięku Christophera Janney’a na międzynarodowym lotnisku Miami Beach jest instalacją łączącą dźwięk, kolor i światło.

Głośniki zainstalowane wzdłuż pasażu odtwarzają wciąż zmieniający się „dźwiękowy portret” południowej Florydy.

Kompozycje oraz natężenie dźwięków zmieniane są automatycznie w zależności od ilości przechodzących pasażerów.
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Гостям международного аэропорта в Майями повезло с пассажирским терминалом. Стоит сюда попасть группе людей, как сразу зазвучат звуки природы штата Флориды. Увеличится число прохожих или шум их разговоров, возрастет громкость пения птиц, шум морских волн, стрекотания кузнечиков. Автор проекта Кристофер Дженни (Christopher Janney) использовал не только аудиальный канал восприятия, но и решил удивить пассажиров с помощью красочного освещения. Инсталляция Harmonic Convergence дополнена разноцветными витражными окнами вдоль пешеходной галереи. Проникая внутрь через подобное стекло, солнечный свет дает эмоционально-яркие оттенки внутри всего помещения.