Christopher Janney's sound and light installation for Miami International Airport was unveiled during last year's Art Basel Miami Beach. This year, he's back to discuss the piece on a panel during Design Miami, today (Friday, Dec. 7) at noon.
Harmonic Convergence sits at the entrance/exit of the MIA Mover station and features a 72-foot wall of glass in 132 different colors, with sounds from throughout South Florida (tropical birds, the ocean, thunder, a bullfrog), piped though 14 channels. Janney says the piece is meant to invoke a sense of calm in a usually stressful environment.
The installation recently won an international Solutia World of Color Award (laminated glass manufactured by Solutia, Inc. is used in the piece). As an architect and a composer/musician, Janney is interested in how both disciplines affect each other.
Harmonic Convergence is part of Miami-Dade County's Art in Public Places program.