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Locke, Caroline 2013. Singing Pools.
AuthorsLocke, Caroline
Abstract

Singing Pools is a major commission that strengthens International links. The sound sculpture is permanent so has an impact over many years.
Research involved exploring ways in which the sound fountain designs could be developed and extended so that the sculptures could be permanently placed within an existing body of water.
The outcome of the research involves three floating steel (singing) pools, which are installed in a lake within the sculpture park. When visitors trigger outdoor sensors they activate motors, which are attached to the steel pools. The movement of the motors sends wave formations across the surface of the water – thus mimicking the movement of sound.

The research is challenging and original. Because it is unique, construction of this work has developed slowly. The experimental stages (April – September 2012) have led to several changes in the designs. A new floating design has recently been completed and has been installed at the Park in October 2012. The final Singing Pool was installed in April 2013 and is now part of the Klankenbos (Sound Forest) collection at Musica in Neerpelt, Belgium. Klankenbos is a collection of sound sculptures in the open air.

KeywordsSound sculpture; Public art
Year2013
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/291129
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Publication dates17 Apr 2013
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