A Metal Sculpture That Plays The Breeze



This totally tubular work of public sculpture is called Aeolus, named after the god of the four winds in Greek mythology.

Aeolus is designed to play a sweet sound every time the wind blows, because it's made out of 310 polished steel tubes attached to an arch that helps channel the breeze into nature's melody.

Aeolus was made by artist Luke Jerram, who wanted to provide "both acoustic and optical sensations, with the pipes framing, inverting and magnifying the landscape"

Aeolus is on display at the Canary Wharf in London until May 10th, so if you're in the area you can give it a look and a listen and let us know what you think!

Link  --via JazJaz

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The 'Singing Ringing Tree' works on the same principles. It's in the Pennines, overlooking Burnley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS3ugIfPHRk

The London one looks great - I love the sound of it, which seems to be quite different from the Burnley one. It's also for sale, but I can guarantee it's out of my price range. I'd build one of my own in my garden if I didn't think the neighbours would complain!
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This seems to be a ripoff/clone of 'A Sound Garden' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sound_Garden

only 20 years later.

Now we just need a band called Aeolus to complete the repeating of history..
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I live near a thing like that.

http://arqa.com/index.php/esp/paisaje-medioambiente/paseo-de-la-costa-de-vicente-lopez-paseo-del-viento.html

If you scroll down you will see the wind interations in the sounds.

On a related note, there had been 4 attempts to destroy it so far, you can hear it from nearly 1.5 miles.
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