Civil projects with acoustic installations
Over six weeks in the lead-up to RISING, The Rivers Sing has meandered along the Birrarung and Maribyrnong rivers, collecting and layering the voices of singers in this large-scale sound artwork composed by acclaimed opera singer Deborah Cheetham AO with artists Thomas Supple and Byron J. Scullin.
Conceived as a fleeting open-space installation embedded in the urban architecture of the city center, Siren Song invites passers-by to join together in a moment of pause. State-of-the-art alarm sound and security technology is used not to announce the state of emergency, but to create extraordinary sonic beauty, unusual spatial perception, and to connect opposing architectures into a new experiential space.
Siren Song is a large-scale sound artwork by Australian artists Byron J. Scullin, Thomas Supple and Hannah Fox, who created an 18-part composition especially for it. For all 18 days of the festival, the sound artwork will accompany the theater der Welt festival around the festival center at Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz in Düsseldorf-Germany.