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Attunement: Opening Day
Start Date: 8/3/2022 All Day
End Date: 8/3/2022

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Standing 35 feet high and situated near the front entrance of the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Attunement is a large-scale sound sculpture that introduces the key themes behind Watershed Moment.

Designed by David Gordon in collaboration with New Paradise Laboratories Fabricated by Jordan Griska

Attunement incorporates a funnel, an agricultural cistern, irrigation technologies and sousaphone bells, combining them into a single three-dimensional expression of sight and sound. It is both a visual representation of watershed science and a naturally amplified sound experience.

Attunement is located on the Parkway across from another civic water expression of note, Swann Fountain in Logan Circle, designed by Alexander Stirling Calder that symbolizes the region’s major local waterways: the Delaware River, the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek.

The brainchild of theatrical designer David Gordon working in collaboration with New Paradise Laboratories, Attunement is constructed largely from recycled materials.

Attunement will lead participants to the experiential neighborhood walk How to Get to the River, an embodied examination of watershed science.

Attunment is a part of The Academy’s Watershed Moment. Click here to find out more.

A river with text
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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