Buell Theater Facade
Central Business District
LEDs, aluminum struts, microphone, related equipment
About This Piece
“Resonance” is a wall‐relief illumination artwork that signifies and celebrates the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Downtown Denver, Colorado. It intends to be a soaring, luminescent threshold that captures the attention and imagination of those who walk beneath prior to attending a performance or simply when exploring the downtown area as well as those utilizing the microphone on an adjacent publicly accessible balcony. Spanning approximately 150 feet across the southeast façade of the theater, Resonance is composed of 145 powder‐coated aluminum branching fans resembling a frozen sound wave of vertical lines similar to an equalizer or audio histogram. The branching fans traverse the length of the Buell theatre façade facing Champa Commons and its new public plaza. The work is interactive and viewers can alter the light show with sound at a public microphone on the nearby balcony. By using voices or other means to create sound, the work will change color, speed and movement for an interactive light show.