The Nines HotelBird Song

At The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, art is an integral part of creating an experience that helps the human spirit rest and renew.

dotdotdash was commissioned to program a permanent LED sculpture within the main atrium staircase.

Bird Song includes eleven 35' glass blown sculptural strands that represent sound physically, modeled after the sonogram of a repeated bird song. Generative soundscapes incorporating Pacific Northwest bird chirps trigger cascading light animations.

Through a custom iPad application The Nines Hotel has the ability to change color, chirp frequency, volume, and randomness.

Permanent LED Sculpture
Audio Design, Hardware Engineering, Programming
Portland, OR