wind coil sound flow

Ken Gregory
wind coil sound flow (2009) is an electro-mechanical audio system that poetically reproduces the processes involved in operating an Aeolian Kite Instrument in the field. The Aeolian Kite Instrument is 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 digital audio recordings from the field work, wind coil sound flow,  installed in the gallery, becomes a poetic and kinetic representation of the field instrument  used to capture the wind’s voice.


 
 
Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon