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The Wind Garden

February 8th, 2018 by Jeanne Ferris | No Comments | Filed in Jeanne Ferris

My new favorite peaceful place is in the middle of traffic yet, I pay no mind because the Wind Garden by naturalist composer and Pulitzer Prize winner, John Luther Adams is quietly musical.

Across the street from the entrance to Scripps Birch Aquarium on the UCSD campus in La Jolla, the Stuart Collection has installed another innovative and captivating artistic creation.

There are no pre-recorded elements, data stream, or sounding elements taken from other locations. All the sounds that occur are only wind driven and the light conditions on site, real time. I love it because it sounds a little like Tibetan bowls or chimes. Look closely at the square boxes high above in the tree branches…these are the wind/sound makers.

This is a lovely respite from so much concrete. Parking is near by and it only takes a stroll.

Peace, j

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