Ros Bandt - A Garden for Percy’s Delight
  Year :   1997
  Location :   Australia
  Worktype :   Installation
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  The sounds in this courtyard are derived entirely from recordings I have made from the instruments belonging to Percy Grainger housed in the glass cases in this museum. Some of these sounds have not been heard since Percy gave them to the museum in 1938. I have designed a floating sound tapestry of these sounds using the Principles of Graingers Free Music, so that every time you come, a different combination will be heard. Grainger designed music with hills and dales, changing fluctuations, curves of high and low, inspired from the wind, the Adelaide Hills and the lapping of water in Albert Park Lake and Brighton Beach. These environmental sounds form a bed over which all other sounds float. The music shifts in relation to itself. Gliding glissando tones and beatless music have been included from archival recordings Percy made. Some of the fascinating sounds you may hear are derived from the following instruments. Accessed 27.04.2007 from http://www.abc.net.au/arts/lroom/gardel.htm