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Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 17, 2012 @ 6:46 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Wind Power | 2 Comments

Luke Jerram, Aeolus Acoustic Wind Pavilion, Canary Warf, tubular sculpture, Greek mythology, Aeolian harp, Qanat desert, iran, sound sculpture, wind sculpture, natural melody, art, Interactive Objects, Wind Power, Zero energy

Luke Jerram has been researching acoustics, wind [1], architecture and light for a few years, but it was a trip to Iran that triggered this art piece. Inspired by conversations with a Qanat [2] desert well digger on the way the structures “sing in the wind”, this Jerram developed this giant tubular sculpture [3]. Acoustically and optically astonishing, Aeolus converts the silent breeze into a sweet natural melody.

Using zero energy and no electrical power or amplification, this giant aeolian harp [4]sculpture has nylon harp strings attached to some of the tubes, which redirect the passing air into the piece’s center to create sound. The tubes with no strings attached have been tuned to an aeolian scale and hum at low frequencies.

The Aeolus Acoustic Wind Pavilion will be at Canary Warf’s Canada Square from the 27th of March to the 10th of May 2012, so if you are in the Big Smoke don’t miss out!

+ Luke Jerram [5]

Photos © Andy Spain

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URLs in this post:

[1] wind: http://inhabitat.com/ikea-launches-new-solvinden-wind-and-solar-powered-outdoor-lights/

[2] Qanat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qanat

[3] giant tubular sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-wind-chime-sculpture-sings-splendidly-with-the-forest-winds/

[4] aeolian harp : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolian_harp

[5] + Luke Jerram: http://www.lukejerram.com/

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