Did you see it? No?
Well, stick around a bit.
This sound sculpture, Prairie, by Shawn Decker
was designed to evoke a grassland, with sounds
of birds, insects, and tree frogs peeping and chirping.
The rods bend and vibrate from time to time,
as though a late summer grasshopper has landed
on their stems. The sounds are overlapping,
twenty movements controlled by a computer
installed under the window. The chirps and swaying
are created by cell phone speakers and vibration
motors on each of the brass stems.
Sit a while, watch and listen, and the piece
will take you to a wide open field, maybe even
allow you to imagine that the brass rods
smell of grasses on a warm day.
On the first day of each month, the members of
the City Daily Photo blog portal use a scene
from their cities to describe a theme.
Today's theme was/is Movement.
I'm a city girl, so my "movement" is a bunch
of brass rods, some of which bounce and vibrate
as though a bird has alit on their stems.
To see other images those nice folks from CDP
have chosen, click the link above or
the badge to the right of this post.