Progeny is an interactive architectural sound installation measuring 24’X24’X9’. Modeled after the interior of a Langstroth beehive, 10 partitions clad in acoustic paneling are lifted from the ground and supported by custom-built flooring. 48 Microphones and 36 speakers transmit sound from the partitions and flooring. Sounds of people interacting in the space are signaled from one corridor to another.
The structure provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with composers and choreographers. Thirty-two contact microphones are fixed to the underside of the flooring and in the walls of each corridor, there are a mixture of microphones suited to picking up different nuances and colors of sound. Performances in both music and dance will accompany each exhibition.
A program of education draws parallels between community cohesion and the environment, by focusing on a large interactive sound installation touring throughout the United States and Europe. A children and adult arts education program combines academic study and practical workshops with performing and visual arts.