“Wind Organ”, co-commissioned by Delfina Foundation and Horniman Museum with support from SAHA, is inspired by the museum’s musical instrument collection which I visited during my residency at Delfina Foundation in Winter 2017. The piece forms part of a series of works commissioned as part of Delfina Foundation’s thematic programme Collecting as Practice.
The installation consists of five poles supporting instruments played by the wind in a similar fashion as in side-blown flutes. Each instrument has a different design based on simplified human vocal tract models corresponding to the vowels /a, e, o, u, i/.
Following is the interview at Delfina Foundation’s website:
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