Following on the heels of last week’s post regarding the use of air in producing sound I’d like to share a few sound sculptures which do just that. One interesting feature of all of the following is that if you didn’t know how the sound was being produced you might think that it was electronically generated, which is another way of saying that there is definitely a “futuristic” sound common to all of these wind-oriented sound sculptures. Also worth pointing out is the fact that these are in fact sculptures, that is, they not only produce sounds but are visually interesting.
The Wind Harp, South San Francisco
The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley, U.K.
Blackpool High Tide Organ, Blackpool, U.K.
Windorgel Vlissingen, Flushing, Netherlands
These are inspiring, creative works, and hopefully the spirit which made them will rub off those of us who watch these videos. I for one am planning to round up as many tubes as possible to see what I can make happen…