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Playa to Paseo: Sonic Runway
Sonic Runway Installation view at San Jose City Hall

Playa to Paseo

The Playa to Paseo partnership with Burning Man Project will bring temporary, interactive artworks to public spaces throughout San Jose. Sonic Runway is the first artwork of the series.

About Sonic Runway

Sonic Runway is a light-art installation that visualizes the speed of sound.

On view nightly from 5:00 pm until 12:00 midnight through March 9, 2018. Located at San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street. 

Created by Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant, Sonic Runway converts audio signals into light patterns that shoot down a corridor of arches at the speed of sound.

Standing at the front of the Runway, the beats of music visually ripple away from you. Looking back from the far end, you can watch the sound coming towards you and hear the music just as the patterns reach you.

This artwork was first installed at the Burning Man event in Black Rock City in 2016.

Sonic Runway Schedule of Events: Experiments in Sound Series

On Thursday nights from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted), musicians will be activating the Runway with live performances as part of the Experiments in Sound Series.

Upcoming Performances:

Past Performances:

*Please note: In the case of rain, the performance will be rescheduled. Follow us on Facebook for updates.