Sound installation set in the environment of the old railway bridge in Trenčín.
BEAT, the sound installation set in the environment of the old railway bridge in Trenčín, is a work of art by the artistic collective TRAKT. They created the interactive installation together with colleagues from the cultural and technological field.
The author of the music is a young performer Toello, from Trenčianske Teplice, who layered 16 unique tracks. If a person enters the bridge, the first layer of music starts, another passing person starts another, and so on. The maximum is 16 music tracks which enable passers-by to hear the full song. If there is no one on the bridge, the installation remains in silence.
The artwork responds to cooperation, belonging and interconnectedness. In a local context, for example, in an effort to obtain the title of European Capital of Culture 2026. However, it also reflects global contexts such as the polarization of society. The sound installation presents the idea of strength in unity, as the individual plays a crucial role, but the whole must be created collectively.
You can hear the Beat every day from 15:00 - 17:00.
Photography credits: Lukáš Matejka, Juraj Majerský