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Public benches are normally meant for sitting down for a rest, reading a newspaper or simply watching people coming and going.
On 12 April there will be an unusual addition to the bench population of our district, benches complete with mp-3 players run by solar panels.

Sonic Vista consists of a series of 10 unique, hand-made public benches, especially adapted to incorporate sound and visual art.
Two of these will be placed at a lighthouse.
The Sonic Vista benches have been designed as a coproduction between Nuproductions and British musician/designer Mil Stricevic.
The benches are developed and hand-made in cooperation with the Randaberg company Ranso AS.
They are one hundred per cent environmentally friendly and made from quality timber from Rogaland.

Geir Jenssen/Biosphere has made the sound-track "Snurp 1937" for the Utsira lighthouse.
David Toop has composed the sound-track for the Eigerøy lighthouse.

This is a cooperation with the Stavanger 2008 project: A World of Sound.

The benches are inaugurated at the Utsira lighthouse on 3 May at 1 p.m., and will remain on location until the end of February 2009.


from Sound Installations [2000​-​2009], released December 15, 2015


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