Disney Hall’s giant cloud sculpture ‘Nimbus’ rains down music on visitors – Los Angeles Times

California may be in a drought, but inside Walt Disney Concert Hall it’s cloudy with a chance of rain.

Nebulous slate-colored thunderheads loom above the escalators that transport visitors from the parking garage into the soaring architecture of the music hall. The clouds are made from chicken wire and batting, however, and the showers are musical.

The new art installation is “Nimbus,” and it’s the work of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s artist-collaborator, Yuval Sharon, in conjunction with composer Rand Steiger and artist Patrick Shearn.

“Art in public spaces can awaken us to the potential of everyday life,” Sharon says on a recent afternoon while standing beneath the clouds, which were being installed in anticipation of a soft launch Tuesday and public opening on Saturday.

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