Ball-Nogues Studio, a collaboration between artists Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, recently decorated the Music City Center in Nashville Tennessee with this colorful, free-flowing interior sculpture. Entitled Euphony, the piece is part of the studio’s ongoing work that intersects architecture with art. The cascading 28 miles of material, hanging nearly 120 feet high and weighing 3,500 pounds, demands attention in the east concourse of the music center.
Euphony consists of 1,141 stainless steel ball chains descending from a ring beam and then draping back upward to form the geometric patterns of reflecting light and color. Depending on where viewers stand, the piece takes on a variety of different visual designs, appearing both as a flat surface as well as a three-dimensional complex structure.
According to Brian Downey, Art Consultant for the Music City Center, “Euphony is the largest suspended installation in the entire Music City Center and will be an incredibly dramatic element of this building. You can ride the escalators to every floor and literally travel the entire length of the piece, seeing it from every possible angle.”