Photo gallery: The power of the wind makes music in Norwich park

Detail of Mark Anderson's 'Phantom Field', part of Audible Forces for NNF 2013 at Earlham Park. Pho

Detail of Mark Anderson's 'Phantom Field', part of Audible Forces for NNF 2013 at Earlham Park. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2013

The power of the wind takes centre stage in a sound installation full of quirky contraptions in Norwich this weekend.

Jony Easterby with 'Rolmo Windhorse', part of Audible Forces for NNF 2013 at Earlham Park. Photo: B

Jony Easterby with 'Rolmo Windhorse', part of Audible Forces for NNF 2013 at Earlham Park. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2013

Haunting moans and dainty chimes are among the mysterious noises that people will hear while exploring the free Audible Forces exhibition in Earlham Park.

Victoria Bosher, deputy director of OCM (Oxford Contemporary Music) which is producing the project with SARU (Sonic Art Research Unit), said the work was inspired by artist Max Eastley's work with Aeolian harps (musical instruments which produce sound when the wind passes over their strings), and that in total seven sound artists had created instruments for Audible Forces.

She said: 'With the Aeolian instruments you can hear broad and wide-ranging sounds, and they are also beautiful visual pieces.'

Artist Mark Anderson has created 'Phantom Field' which is made up of 21 wind synthesisers which people can walk around. 'Each one has a little mini-synthesiser and as the wind blows the pitch changes, so the wind is playing each individual synthesiser and you can hear gusts run across the field,' he said.


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Audible Forces is at Earlham Park, near the UEA's Sportspark, today and tomorrow from 11am until 5pm. Entry is free.

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