Janet Cardiff's sound installation, "The Forty Part Motet" on view at The Cloisters. The NY Times quoted viewers as saying the experience transported them and was so extraordinary. I just felt like I was listening to a choral concert played though many speakers. It was very nice. Nothing wrong with it at all. But it wasn't a particularly amazing experience.
Here's the description from the Times:
"Inside the ancient chapel was the first presentation of contemporary art ever at the Cloisters: “The Forty Part Motet,”
an 11-minute immersion in a tapestry of voice, each thread as vivid as
the whole fabric. A sacred composition of Renaissance England is
rendered by the multimedia artist Janet Cardiff through 40 speakers —
one for each voice in the Salisbury Cathedral Choir, which performed the
piece in 2000. What started as one microphone per singer is now a choir
of black high-fidelity speakers arrayed in an oval, eight groupings of
soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass."