8 Amazing Sound Sculptures Through Which Nature Plays Incredible Music
Even if you aren’t a fan of art and sculpture, what you are about to see will certainly blow your mind? Can you even contemplate giant sculptures that interact with natural forces like wind or sea waves to produce music? Well yes!! There are such awesome things on Earth. Take a look at some of the world’s most famous large scale sound sculptures that allow nature to produce music through them. The effect of course is both visually and audibly stunning.
1 Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley
Located in Lancashire, England, the 3 meter tall Singing tree in Burnley is a marvelous sculpture constructed from galvanized steel pipes of varying lengths with holes punctured on their undersides. Much like a flute with nature as the musician, the architecture of the sculpture is such that when the wind blows through it, an eerie sound in several octaves is produced. It was completed in 2006 by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN) as part of the panopticons art and regeneration project.
2 Aeolus Wind Pavilion, London
The Aeolus Wind Pavilion at London’s Canary Wharf is constructed from 310 stainless steel tubes that end in a double curved arch which can be accessed by visitors for a fantastic audio experience. The tubes are connected to strings attached to a membrane on the outer end. This transmits sounds generated by wind into the arch where listening posts pick up the sound. Even on a windless day, there is an audible hum. The sculpture was the work of British artist Luke Jerram.