The Singing Ringing Tree
I was surfing through YouTube., well I actually got caught in that never-ending YouTube loop, the one where you watch one video and the see another on the side and watch that one and then another and another. Next thing you know the sun has gone down and you have done nothing. Well in that time eating loop I came across a video for the Singing Ringing Tree. The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture in the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England. The sculpture which, I guess, kinda looks like a tree was created by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network. I think it looks more like a spiral staircase. Anyway the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network or ELEAN created this as part of a project to erect a series of 21st-century landmarks, or Panopticons (structures providing a comprehensive view), across East Lancashire as symbols of the renaissance of the area. It was designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu. The tree is 3 meter (approximately 9 feet) tall construction made of galvanisedsteel pipes which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant sound. It sounds very unearthly and I can easily see it being the sound one would use in a movie to indicate alien life. Listen up you will understand.
Even though it slightly creeps me out and I think of what it actually sounds like in real life…the vibrations alone would be an experience..I am fascinated and have watch this video several times. This is definitely a destination to put on my “bucket list”.