Gordon Monahan

The Long Aeolian Piano

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A lovely "aeolian harp", sculpted with Thaddeus Holownia, made from strings attached to an upright piano, stretched down a hill, and set in resonance by the wind. (Incidentally, another lovely "aeolian harp" with metal resonators bult by Doug Hollis lives as a permanent installation atop the Exploratorium in San Francisco.) See also Canadian composer Monahan's piece "Speaker Swinging" (excerpt) in the collections Imaginary Landscapes and Soundviews.