Bruce Odland (b. 1952, Milwaukee, US) and Sam Auinger (b. 1956, Linz, AT) are composers and philosophers of modern life who like to think with their ears. Bruce Odland describes himself as a sonic thinker, composer and sound artist. Sam Auinger studied composition with Cesar Bresgen and computer music with Irmfried Radauer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. They founded [O+A] in 1989. A transatlantic partnership, they create installations that allow us to listen differently and to reconnect with our environment. They bring a hearing perspective to a visually dominated culture. [O+A] are primarily known for their large-scale public sound installations that transform city sounds into harmonies in real time.


Quiet is the New Loud

[O+A] opened our ears to the peacefulness and beauty of Bruges. They decoded the city's acoustics and offered a new, sensual approach to designing the city of the future as a creative space.

Triennale Brugge 2015 Triennale Brugge 2015 OA Quiet is the New Loud Peter De Bruyne
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