Aeolian art

I am dreaming of:

1. An acoustic version of a Chris Drury cloud chamber. I found a Canadian guy, Greg Joly (www.harmonicwindharps.com) who makes harmonic sanctuaries – similar idea. It could actually overlay the camera obscura effect with integrated sound resonance. Could this be done without electronics by passing the light through water/oil that was being vibrated with sound? Extracts from Joly’s wind harp CD @ http://www.harmonicwindharps.com/cd.htm

2. An acoustic dimension (with drilled holes) to my solar spiral sculpture piece, a cross between Spiral Jetty and Lightning Field, being planned for New Mexico. The drilled tubes would ‘echo’ Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels!

For an example of these sounds, check out
http://www.bamboo-craft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446

There is a new sculpture based on these principles near Burnley in UK : Burnley’s Panopticon, Singing Ringing Tree, in a stunning windswept location on Crown Point, designed by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu

And I have discovered a wonderful wind artist in Holland, Robert Valkenburgh, one of whose works is imaged above. “The instrument … has twelve bamboo organ pipes, 3mtr. long, with altogether 127 sound holes, positioned in a spiral around the tubes, so that no matter the direction of the wind, there are always a few notes to be heard.” His website is http://www.windgallery.nl/index.html