Thursday, January 26, 2012

Aeolian harps

This is an Aeolian harp, driven by the wind.  I talk about them a bit in the book, but you really need to listen to one to understand the description.
Steve Cameron is an artist who built one as designed by Athanasius Kircher. Here is a link to his videos.
Here is another one to listen to. Does it remind anyone else of the Myst games?

1 comment:

  1. There are large metal plates forming a kind of catwalk on the outside of some of the buildings on the Crittenden Google campus. When the wind really picks up, they play that same eerie keening. I wonder if it was intentional.