THE RUNWAY

The Sonic Runway is a corridor of lights that visualizes the speed of sound. The installation consists of a series of concentric rings, each lined with 277 addressable LEDs.

Live audio input is analyzed and converted into a variety of intricate patterns that race down the corridor at the speed of sound (about 343 m/sec).

Standing at the front of the Runway, you can see the beats of the music rippling away from you. As you walk down the length, no matter where you are, the sound and the light are in sync. Looking back from the far end, you can see the sound coming at you, hearing the beat just as the pattern reaches you.