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Thor's cave - Follow suit

Sounding Out, an exploration of natural acoustics, architecture and sacred sites. in situ improvisation inspired by the space, Thor's cave, Derbyshire. soprano saxophone,…
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The Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument, unusual odd unique

The Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument, unusual odd unique | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it

The Great Stalacpipe Organ
Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument.

Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.

This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon.

He began his monumental 3 year project by searching the vast chambers of the caverns selecting stalactites to precisely match a musical scale.

Electronic mallets were wired throughout the caverns and connected to a large four-manual console.

When a key is depressed, a tone occurs as the rubber-tipped plunger strikes the stalactite tuned to concert pitch.

For many years Leland played the Stalacpipe Organ for visitors, as seen in the bottom left photo.

Close-up of one of the mallets which strike a stalactite when an organ key is pressed.

 

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SONICAVE - installing works in the Bull rock cave

Some moments from the installing of multichannel sound and light installation in the old cave Bull rock, the area of Moravian Carst, Czech republic. Unforgetable experience where technology and wild nature meets together.
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The Great Stalacpipe Organ

The Great Stalacpipe Organ | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it
An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself...
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Deep caves radio listening

Deep caves radio listening | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it
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