Sonic Arboretum

The Sonic Arboretum is a collection of horn loaded speakers and tube amplifiers created for a collaborative project between Specimen’s Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird. It is comprised of a ground cover of smaller horns existing among larger Specimen horns that punctuate the space and also add dynamic physical movement. Andrew sends musical information to different groups of horns via multiple loops played live on violin and other instruments. The Sonic Arboretum debuted at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2010.

  • Sonic Arboretum – ICA Boston 2015

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    Sonic Vignettes – Elgin Arts Center 2013

  • Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller Sonic Arboretum at MCA Chicago

    Sonic Arboretum – MCA Chicago 2011

  • Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller's Sonic Arboretum at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC 2010

    Sonic Arboretum – Guggenheim NYC 2010