Harmonic Runway

Miami International Airport
Miami, FL
1995-2003

Harmonic Runway is an interactive sound and light environ-ment that extends along the Miami International Airport’s 180 foot-long moving walkway, and is composed of 132 sheets of colored glass. The piece’s melodic sound score, activated by strategically placed photo-electric cells, and triggered by the passing movements of travelers, is in harmony with the sounds of the natural environments of South Florida. Moving through the zones of color, the sounds of music, crickets, frogs, or a flock of birds flying over the Everglades can be heard. The forms and phenomena of the piece attempt to reveal an essence, an “abstraction,” of South Florida, through color and sound.

Harmonic Runway

Harmonic Runway

Harmonic Runway was commissioned by Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Trust for the Dade County Aviation Department.

Project credits:
Miami Art in Public Places Trust, DCAD, Spillis, Candela and Partners, Belden Wire and Cable, Kelly Benson Electric, American Tile, Floral Glass, Glass Products, University of Florida, Tracomen Lighting, Strata, Daystar Digital, Miami Stagecraft, Power and Light, Weidlinger Associates, The Glass Boys

Photo credit: ©T. Delbeck, 1995

Project sponsors:
Apple Computer Latin America/Caribbean; Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dow Corning Corporation/Building Materials Industry; Monsanto Company/Saflex Division; Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley, USHIO Corporation.