Ken Gregory - wind coil sound flow
  Year :   2009
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   electro-mechanical sound installation
  Materials:   wood, paper, tyvek, piano wire, hardware, hand wound coils, mp3 player
  Info :   articule





 
Sculpture
  Work Details  
  An electro-mechanical system that poetically reproduces the processes involved in operating an Aeolian Kite Instrument in the field, a wind instrument based on an Aeolian harp. The kite's towline is acoustically coupled to a resonator. The resonator amplifies the wind induced vibrations of the towline and resonates harmonically. A large one stringed guitar played by the wind. Receiving the audio recordings from this outdoor instrument, the electro-magnetic sculpture in the gallery not only becomes a poetic and kinetic representation of a sound speaker, but also mirrors the different components of the Aeolian Kite Instrument used to capture the wind's voice. A result of research and explorations with the Kite Lab.