The “Sound” exhibition at the Design Museum Holon in is an exploration of the relationship between sound and design. Museum visitors are immersed in sound and sight in a sensual experience created by no fewer than 100 speakers strategically located around the building.
Sound is an integral design element of space; it helps define it – for example, the sound of a muezzin or church bells. It is harder to close one’s ears than it is to shut one’s eyes. We are surrounded by and flooded with sounds, amounting to a contamination of noises, says Maya Dvash, the museum’s chief curator. The exhibition is designed to sharpen our focus; to look back at the changes in music from stationary to portable, prompting us to really listen to sound and music, not just take it with us and hear it.