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Playa to Paseo – Sonic Runway

November 3, 2017 - December 31, 2020

The City of San José, in partnership with the Burning Man Project, presents Sonic Runway.

Sonic Runway is a light-art installation that converts audio signals into a pattern of lights that shoot down a corridor of arches at the speed of sound. The Runway’s arches are each lined with 277 addressable LEDs. Live audio input is analyzed and converted into intricate patterns that shoot down the corridor with sound and lights in sync. Standing at the front of the Runway, you can see the beats of the music rippling away from you, and looking back from the far end, you can see the sound coming at you and hear the music just as the patterns reach you. The Sonic Runway installation is 432 feet long and stretch across two city blocks.

Playa to Paseo’s Sonic Runway is an invitation to play, engage, and participate in art-making city-wide. The artwork launched publicly on November 3rd.


November 3, 2017
December 31, 2020


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San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 95113 United States
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