Sonic Runway

Sonic Runway The Sonic Runway is a light-art installation that visualizes the speed of sound!

The Sonic Runway Is a Light-Art Installation that visualizes the Speed of Sound! The artwork converts audio signals to a pattern of lights that shoot down the corridor of arches at the spedd of sound, (1235kph/767 mph). The Runway's arches are each lined with 554 addressable LED's. Live audio input is analyzed and converted to intricate patterns with sound and lights in sync. Standing at the front of the Runway, the beats of music visually ripple away from the participant. Open 5pm - 12pm Through Jan 2018. Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 Lead Artist: Rob Jensen Co-Lead: Warren Trezevant Design & Engineering: Jeff Adams, Scott Askenaz, Stockhausen. The first Sonic Runway was installed at Burning Man '03/'04 as part of a large scale sound art camp, Sol System. Sixteen steel framed pyramids were spaced out over 1000 feet, emanating from the DJ booth. At the top of each pyramid was a strobe light programmed to flash in sync with the thump of the bass. 16 years later, the new Runway took the same basic concept but with an all new circular design, twice as many gates, greater interactivity, and more intricate visualizations. Instead of connecting to a single DJ booth, the new Runway was installed in the open playa, with a rotating schedule of large scale sound art cars (and the occasional opera singer!) providing the music. After a successful run at Burning May 2016, the Sonic Runway is making its first international appearance in the middle of downtown Chengdu, China, presented by IFS.

Sound Man Closing Down Sonic RunwaySan Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
03/10/2018

Sound Man Closing Down Sonic Runway

San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

Thank YOU BOTH! Warren Trezevant And Rob Jensen for sharing your creation with San Jose, California    .  😥San Jose O...
03/10/2018

Thank YOU BOTH! Warren Trezevant And Rob Jensen for sharing your creation with San Jose, California . 😥
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Crystal Ball Photography of Sonic Runway San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Rob Jensen
03/03/2018

Crystal Ball Photography of Sonic Runway

San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Rob Jensen

AChenViolin Getting down with Noya Tonight on Sonic Runway! San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
02/02/2018

AChenViolin Getting down with Noya Tonight on Sonic Runway! San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

January Rain on Sonic Runway
01/19/2018

January Rain on Sonic Runway

Sonic Runway
01/09/2018

Sonic Runway

Happy to announce Sonic Runway will be extended until mid-march!
01/09/2018
Sam Liccardo

Happy to announce Sonic Runway will be extended until mid-march!

Good news this morning -- the City has extended its Playa to Paseo partnership with Burning Man, keeping Sonic Runway on exhibit through mid-March. You can check out this spectacular light tunnel, on display in front of City Hall, every night from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Happy New Year! From Sonic Runway (Photo credit Benita Marquez)
12/31/2017

Happy New Year! From Sonic Runway (Photo credit Benita Marquez)

Sonic Runway
12/23/2017

Sonic Runway

What beautiful song last night. Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose brought some Christmas spirit to all!
12/22/2017

What beautiful song last night. Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose brought some Christmas spirit to all!

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12/19/2017

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Nice Shot Darryl!
12/19/2017

Nice Shot Darryl!

DJ with Japantown/ San Jose Taiko
12/09/2017

DJ with Japantown/ San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko Getting DOWN in front of Sonic Runway! San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
12/09/2017

San Jose Taiko Getting DOWN in front of Sonic Runway! San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

Agada Energy Healing performing Wednesday evening.
11/30/2017

Agada Energy Healing performing Wednesday evening.

11/30/2017
Jessica making the Runway dance

Thank you Jessica and Agada Energy Healing for a truly incredible experience at Sonic Runway this evening. More to come from this event

11/24/2017

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Long exposure,  Lori and her friends on opening night.
11/21/2017

Long exposure, Lori and her friends on opening night.

Sonic Runway Black & White
11/17/2017

Sonic Runway Black & White

A flame Juggler from the opening Friday night.
11/07/2017

A flame Juggler from the opening Friday night.

11/04/2017
Sonic Runway

The Sonic Runway Is a Light-Art Installation that visualizes the Speed of Sound!
The artwork converts audio signals to a pattern of lights that shoot down the corridor of arches at the spedd of sound, (1235kph/767 mph).
The Runway's arches are each lined with 554 addressable LED's. Live audio input is analyzed and converted to intricate patterns with sound and lights in sync. Standing at the front of the Runway, the beats of music visually ripple away from the participant.

Open 5pm - 12pm
Through Jan 2018.
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Lead Artist: Rob Jensen
Co-Lead: Warren Trezevant
Design & Engineering: Jeff Adams, Scott Askenaz, Stockhausen.
Adrien Le Biavant - Photography

Sonic Runway
11/04/2017

Sonic Runway

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11/04/2017

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200 E Santa Clara St,
San Jose, CA
95113

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