Friday, February 21, 2014
A Violin Concert in The Whispering Dishes
The Exploratorium science museum installed a nifty sound sculpture on Market Street near the Four Seasons Hotel called Whispering Dishes last October.
You can sit in one of the sonic shells, speak softly, and be heard with startling clarity in one of the shells across the sidewalk, even with the ambient sound of the city streaming by.
Last week, a violin player sat down at one of the discs and I hopped onto a seat in front of the dish across the sidewalk for a private concert. It was exquisite, like she was playing in my ears.