The Singing Tree – A landmark musical sculpture in England

Pretty cool stuff… the temple will have instruments played by the four elements.

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The singing and ringing tree is a musical sculpture in the North West of England near Burnley. It was built by architect Tonkin Liu. Initially it was designed in 2004 and later on completed at the end of 2006. It is one of four landmark based art projects called “Panopticons” built in the early 2000’s in Lancashire.

Image source Mid Pennine Arts

The structure of the tree is composed of stacked pipes of varying lengths, orientated to lean into the directions of the prevailing wind. As the wind passes through the different lengths of pipe, it plays different chords. Each time you sit under the tree, looking out through the wind, you will hear a different song.

Image source Mid Pennine Arts

In 2007, the sculpture won (along with 13 other candidates) the National Award of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for architectural excellence.

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