Musical Spheres at
Angel Place

Words by
Caitlyn Trumm

Angel Place has recently revealed its new lobby art installation, ‘Musical Spheres’ by Marion Borgelt. Commissioned by AMP Capital, Musical Spheres is a site-specific installation that plays on Angel Place’s history as a musical precinct.

Musical Spheres’ kinetic nature references music through movement rather than sound, & complements the constant movement of people in the space with its circular forms floating up & down ‘playing’ the air. Suspended from 3 crankshafts that take a full 2 minutes to complete one revolution, the piece subtly entices spectators to watch for longer.

Echoing the action of hammers hitting piano strings and the movement of musical notes on a score, the piece is a dynamic field of contrapuntal coloured musical forms.

Borgelt is a leading Australian artist whose career spans more than 40 years. She is well-known for her large-scale installations, & frequently draws inspiration from themes such as life cycles, cosmology, physics & phenomenology. Art plays a crucial role in good placemaking, and this incredible piece will transform the Angel Place lobby experience for customers and visitors alike.