You are here

Windribbon - Leif Brush

Windribbon is a long brass strip 0.8 mm thick and 1 cm wide, stretched taut between two trees. As its name suggests, the wind makes the Windribbon vibrate. The brass ribbon is far more sensitive to the wind than a string or wire. Rain, snow and acoustic vibrations also make the Windribbon move. Its vibrations are captured by contact microphones and amplified through a speaker. The installation in Klankenbos is a replica of the original Windribbon that the artist, Leif Brush, made in his back yard in 1975.

Leif Brush (USA) is a pioneer of sound art with a fascination for nature. He studied art at the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago. Some of the work he made as a student aleady contain the elements that would come to play a central role in his later work. For example, one of his projects was a huge wind harp built on the school roof. Brush later became a professor at the University of Minnesota. He gradually developed his Permanent Forest Terrain in the wooded garden at his home.

More info: www.klankatlas.eu

Search form

Kalender

M T W T F S S
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 
 

Newsletter