Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Play like a six-year-old!...

The other day my six-year -old niece came to play my interactive musical installation "Chime In",  for Art Grows Here 2012.  I'm not sure who had more fun- Lydia playing the chimes- or me watching her!




There's a short Ipad clip for you to listen to and enjoy here..

Bravo, Lydia!!!  'Show 'em how it's done!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chiming In!... Art Grows Here 2012

Here's my interactive outdoor musical installation for Art Grows Here .


"Chime In"

“You are the music while the music lasts.” - T. S. Eliot
I placed my structure here beneath the shade of a tall maple tree, surrounded by birdsong to create a sense of enclosure, not unlike a sanctuary.  Each visitor is invited to discover through interaction how to create their own sound.  There are no predictable notes. To make the chimes ring, gently push the pipes back with your fingers or softly strike them with the provided sticks.
Many Thanks to my husband Michael  and my neighbor Leon, for their help with the construction of my installation.




This is one way to play...

video


...and this is another.

video



  I encourage visitors to make their own kind of music!

I'll be back with more soon!