Aquaeolian Music Room

1st exhibition: Bauhutte Klangzeit Symposium, Wuppertal, Germany, 1991

35 meter-long piano wires are anchored into the Wupper River in centre of Wuppertal, Germany. The other ends of the wires are attached to aluminum sheets that are part of the walls of an aluminum and plexiglas cabin constructed beside the river. The flowing of water over the wires creates aquaeolian tones on the strings, which are acoustically amplified by contact to the aluminum sheets. Passersby can enter the cabin to listen to the aquaeolian tones. Temporary installation lasting 3 weeks.

©Gordon Monahan 1991.

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