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, originally concepted and created by Melody Owen.

Bird Song includes eleven 35' glass blown sculptural strands that represent sound physically, modeled after the sonogram of a repeated bird song.

dotdotdash created generative soundscapes incorporating Pacific Northwest bird chirps that 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
Creative Direction, System Design, Hardware Engineering, Audio Design, Installation & Maintance
Portland, OR