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August 21, 2011

The tree listener

From the Wall Street Journal: "Two years ago, British artist-designer Alex Metcalf set up a "tree listening" installation in Northamptonshire, England, that amplified the sound of water moving inside the tree trunk. Mr. Metcalf describes it as a 'quiet popping sound.' Listeners can also hear a 'deep rumbling' in the background, produced by movement of the tree's branches."

Metcalf's piece is included in the new exhibit "Talk to Me" at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

This page includes a 30-minute-long recording from his installation.

August 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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