HEAVEN’S CLOTH IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Heaven’s Cloth was an installation for Vivid Sydney 2014, designed by Arup Acoustics and located in a narrow alleyway in Sydney’s Rocks area. The installation featured a canopy of interlocking plastic rings that refracted light and a unique soundscape synchronized with the lighting schedule. It was implemented from May 23 to June 9, 2014.
The strategy employed by the acoustics team involved creating a customized soundscape that was synchronized with the lighting schedule. The team used the circle of fifths, which is a graphical representation of notes and musical key signatures in a circular pattern, as a reference to compose the soundscape. Additionally, the installation was designed to incorporate the experience of stargazing, with different tonal frequencies and volume levels triggered by the positions of stars in the sky as the earth rotates . This approach adds a multi-sensory layer to the installation, creating a more immersive and engaging experience for viewers. Overall, the acoustics team used a creative approach to enhance the visual impact of the installation, making it a more dynamic and memorable experience for visitors.
 Heaven’s Cloth. Retrieved 7th March 2023, from https://www.arup.com/projects/heavens-cloth
Entry submitted by: Xiaochao Chen