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wind coil sound flow

electro-mechanical sound installation

at San Jose California's city hall rotunda September 2010

for 2010 01SJ Biennial, Build Your Own World

more info ---> San Jose build

wood, paper, piano wire, hardware, hand wound coils, mp3 player

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.

audio documentation--> wind coil sound flow

A result of research and explorations with the Kite Lab.

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