Max Neuhaus worked in the fields of contemporary art and music for more than 40 years. He is credited with being the first to extend sound as a primary medium into the field of contemporary art. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; and the Kunsthalle, Bern. It has also been included in Documenta VI (1977) and IX (1992), Kassel, and the Venice Biennale (1999). Several of Neuhaus's sound works are permanently installed in public venues in Europe. Times Square is Neuhaus's only public installation currently active in the United States. Neuhaus died on February 3, 2009.