On March 20, 2013, a seminal work in the evolution of electronic music will open at the Armory: OKTOPHONIE by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Although epic, it won’t be the first time the Armory has presented stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks electronic art. In 2011, the Armory commissioned Ryoji Ikeda to install the transfinite in the 55,000 square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Visitors were invited to submerge themselves in Ikeda’s sonic and visual choreography of digital information by removing their shoes and walking directly on its surface. Internally, we came to calling it our “digital beach” because people responded to it so freely—from kids running and couples kissing to solitary yoga poses and unlikely friendships formed over lines of code instead of cups of coffee.
For more photos, check out the transfinite’s Facebook album.