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Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

What Sound Looks Like

An ongoing series cross-posted from instagram.com/dsqt


I now know the Chinese word for “doorbell.” (I need to read up on the derivation of the individual characters.) What really needs translating, though, is neither language: The sign has to explain what is not immediately evident. The doorbell is hidden by the metal gate, and rendered humorously difficult to utilize. The small button is situated directly behind the crosshairs of the lattice work. The whole thing is a marvel of poor choices. It’s rusted through and the wires are exposed to the elements. If you do manage to press the button you’ll be welcomed into a church across the park from where I live. Not quite the gates of heaven, but a trial to access nonetheless.

An ongoing series cross-posted from instagram.com/dsqt.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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