Rebecca Murdock
Art + Design


Sphere Packing: Bach

Sphere Packing: Bach is a spherical room 3 metres in diameter which has 1,128 loudspeakers, each of which plays a different composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. All of the speakers are pointed at the centre of the room and they fire the totality of his life’s work onto the public.

This piece premiered as a part of Lozano-Hemmer’s show “Unstable Presence” the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC) in 2018. It has since been shown at MARCO in Monterrey, MX in 2019 and at SFMOMA in 2020.

Project management, industrial design and engineering: Rebecca Murdock, Generique Design
Software: Stephan Schulz
Electronics: Stephan Schulz, Pipo  Pierre-Louis
Production and Installation Support : Pierre Fournier, Frederic Monast, Jesse Morrison, Matthew Palmer, Carolina Murillo-Morales, Leo Maraviglia, Orion Szydel
Photos: Robert Skinner, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Guy L’Heureux