Bill and Mary Buchen
have collaborated in the creation of works dealing with the synergy of the sonic and visual arts since 1972. Their pursuit has led them to travel throughout the world researching sonic phenomena and making field recordings. Sound Playground took two years to complete. The Buchens, whose sonic sculptures have been exhibited nationwide, see Sound Playground as a play space which encourages active exploration of sight and sound. In 1996 they completed a permanent public art work for the New York City schools called Sound Carnival. Their work can also be seen at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. In addition to numerous shows and exhibitions, the Buchens have also created other sound parks and wind harp installations for outdoor sites across the country.