SOUNDIAL is a sound installation by Jonathon Kirk and Lee Weisert.
SOUNDIAL aims to engage the community with an arresting new manifestation of a public timepiece. Using ultrasonic, hyper-directional speakers, three narrow "beams" of electronic sound are transmitted in an outdoor public space. The speakers rotate every minute, hour, and 12 hours, respectively. The diffusion of the sound is so narrow that only people directly in the path of the speakers will hear it.
Depending on the time of day and their relative position to the installation site, passersby will experience a fleeting and distinctly personal sonic immersion as the clock "passes through them." By rendering our public experience of time as an invisible, temporary, and unexpected musical experience, it is hoped that the installation will foster a new and more elusive relationship to both sound and time.