Stand on the grating in the middle of the street just below 46th and, depending on your mind-set, you'll hear a low pitched moaning, a reverberating base bell, or an overworked organ. "I wanted a work that wouldn't need indoctrination," says Max Neuhaus, the artist, explaining the work's complete lack of signage. He doesn't want it to be a piece of destination art, he wants people to discover it. But, hey, you're an insider.
A "sound sculpture," he says; a "rich, harmonic sound texture resembling the after-ring of large bells;" an "impossibility within its context." Ease Elmo aside and make your own decision.
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