Continuing the presentation of the Sound Urbanism/ Sound Ecology seminar from University of Cincinnati in the Spring semester 2013, I am showing four of Max Neuhaus's projects that were discussed in the seminar. Passage Works, shown in Neuhaus's sketch above, was a proposal by Max Neuhaus, to install sound installations, so that when people walk or drive down a street to reach a destination, their passage would be marked by various sounds. These points of sound inflection imply an active role for the listeners, who move through the piece, and set a series of static sound structures into motion.
Max Neuhaus's installation in Times Square is possibly his most famous work. This was an installation of recordings and speakers, under a subway grate in Times Square. See the following, from 'The Sweet Spot': http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/the-sweet-spot-feb-15/. Neuhaus's installation is an important a piece of New York City memorabilia, similar in scope and importance to 'I love New York' logo, by Milton Glaser.
Max Neuhaus was commissioned to do a Sound Piece at the DeMenil Collection in Houston in 2008.
In the 1970's, Max Neuhaus organized a series of public walks, around sounds. Above: Max Neuhaus's poster for his walk below the Brooklyn Bridge in 1976.