England’s 10 Feet Tall Sculpture Produces Music Every Time The Wind Blows

by Sanjana Shenoy
England’s 10 Feet Tall Sculpture Produces Music Every Time The Wind Blows

Music touches the soul. So for all your music lovers out there, we have just the spot for you that will feed your soul. England has a 10 feet (3 meters) tall sound sculpture that produces music every time the wind blows. This unique musical sculpture looks like a steel tree. It’s made out of a cluster of 320 galvanised steel pipes and creates its own distinct music when the wind blows. Yup, it’s like a giant wind chime and is called the Singing Ringing Tree.

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The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is perched high above the town on Crown Point and overlooks Burnley in England. It’s a 10 feet wind-powered artistic sounds sculpture made of pipes. If you’re wondering why its called the Singing Ringing Tree, then look closer! The galvanised steel pipes form the shape of a bent tree. This sculpture was completed in 2006. It is an integral part of a project created by the East Lancashire Environment Arts Network. It’s set up to erect a series of Panopticons (a space providing a panoramic view). This unique sculpture is an asymmetrical structure consisting of 320 pieces of galvanized steel pipe divided into 21 layers. The circular steel rings of different sizes define each layer and support a plane of parallel tubes.

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The Brains Behind This Sculpture

Award-winning architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu are the brains behind this gorgeous sound sculpture. In 2007, the Singing Ringing Tree won the National Award of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for architectural excellence. And in March 2017 a second Singing Ringing Tree was built on the outskirts of Austin, Texas in the USA. This was constructed in the rural area of a small town known as Manor. Did you know Kerala Has The World’s Largest Bird Sculpture?

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The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical wonder. As the wind passes through the lengths of the different pipes, chords get played. And if you sit under the Singing Ringing Tree, towards the direction the wind blows, you can hear a different song altogether. While some pipes are built in a structural manner with visual elements, others are cut across their width. And this enables the sound. This musical sculpture ha attracted a large tourist following ever since its installation. It’s a lovely sightseeing spot on a windy day.