‘Playing the Building‘ is an amazing sound installation by David Byrne, yeah you might know him from the Talking Heads. I copied the orginal description because I could not formulate it better. You can visit it at the Battery Maritime Building in New York City till August 10th.
Playing the building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure – to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes – and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.
Of course a video is even better:
More info at Creative Time.