In May 2015, Brooklyn-based sound artist and DJ Maria Chavez presented her sound installation Lapse: Leave: Linger in Cary Hall. Chavez used the turntable to react to the unique acoustical properties and movements within the space in the site-specific installation. Cary Hall glowed with behind-the-walls lighting design by Burke Brown and Solomon Weisbrod.
“Working in Cary Hall was a sound artist’s dream,” said Chavez, whose piece was projected through a 56-speaker acoustic enhancement system by ECoustic. “Every detail of the building is top notch and pristine, taking every aspect of sound into account—which is rare.”