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Old 02-14-2008, 08:41 AM
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The Singing Ringing Tree

Here is the Singing Ringing Tree, a droll literal name for a very interesting sculpture.

This link is a short video of the beast doing its thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B0hGyKV9qs&NR=1

Here is a video of the COMMITTEE that designed and built it and what it means to the locals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS3ug...eature=related
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

Thanks for the links. I like this piece both for the sound achievement and the compelling form of it.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:40 AM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

Yeah thanks...Its a damn nice object with ane helluva bonus feature in that wind-driven eerie whistling. I wonder if there was any effort at some form of tuning. Thats not as difficult as you might think.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:45 PM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

Looks like it evaldart, check out the pic, looks like they cut slots in the pipes to tune them. Someone made a musical decision about octaves while someone else wanted to preserve symmetry. It also looks like they used galvanized pipe instead of stainless, must have been to save money.
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Hi, If you like that you should also like www.animusic.com , it is really great!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:57 PM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

yes a pity its not more durable and the siting still looks very raw-fenced off like that, perhaps needs lifting to make idiot proof.- wonderful sound, good cloud like form. silly title. evocative of the imagined sonic sculptures from j g ballards short stories, vermillion sands etc, makes burnley a little more exotic.. i like it very much.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:59 PM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

ironman, that animusic thing looked like a gimmick, but on fifth look I ordered DVD #2, groovy man, and I used to think that black light posters were so cool, gads look what the kids have now days!

Speaking of which, I still listen once every few years to Mike Ogelfields? Tubular Bells, have it on vinyl only, the ringing singing tree (back on topic) just knocked that memory loose.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:20 PM
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Re: The Singing Ringing Tree

In my world view it does not get much better than this piece. It is very site specific which gives it meaning and relevance. They had to develop and start with an engineering spec and then decide how to execute it aesthetically.

The pipes of different lengths and facing in every horizontal direction are a no brainier, there are not many other solutions. But I can see the techies working on a small model piling them up nice and even in the shop when in walks the dog and with that big ol lab tail knocks the whole pile sideways, and a thing of beauty is borne.

Actually that is not entirely fair, here is a pic of the winning design, atributed to an architectural firm,

Designed by: Tonkin Liu Ltd, architects'
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This is the award that this sculpture won.

Ringing Singing Tree Wins Award

Burnleys Panopticon design, The Singing Ringing Tree, by architects Tonkin Liu Ltd, has won an award in an international design competition sponsored by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). ...
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