Hearing the Green Head
HEARING THE GREEN HEAD:
at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
Sat 25th October / Sun 26th October
10:00 - 16:00
Two sound installations in the Bandstand area (by the main lake) at Greenhead Park over the weekend of school half term.
treow by ryoko akama
bee strings by dawn scarfe
TREOW by Akama
treow is a sound installation generated by wind around the park. The piano wire attached between trees captures the wind vibration which transforms into sound. The wind music is heard through the tree that activates as a speaker.
more info on Akama: www.ryokoakama.com
Bee Strings By Scarfe
An installation using violins to evoke the sound of bumblebees in flight; exploring the tiny, rapid movements of bee wings with layered recordings of bowed strings. The pitch of a bee's sound relates to the size of its body and the speed of its wing movements. Natural Philosopher Robert Hooke proposed tuning violin strings to the sound of bees in order to grasp the frequency of their wingbeats. Following his logic, if we know the rate at which musical strings vibrate, we can infer that a bee sounding a G♯ beats it's wings just over 200 times per second.
more info on Scarfe: www.dawnscarfe.co.uk
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