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This is a listing of all the kinetic sculptures I have created since 1975. It is an archive of historical and current work. Most of these are no longer available for purchase because they were created in limited editions. Go to the Current Works page to see sculptures still available for purchase.

You will find photographs, possibly videos, and much more information on many of the sculptures by clicking on the "Click to read more..." link. I have limited information on many of the sculptures from the early years. They were created before video cameras!

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Silver Song

Limited Edition of 95  •  29.5"h x14.5"w x 10.5"d
  •  Run Time:  3 hours

•  Silver Song Kinetic Sculpture Directions

 

About Silver Song

 

Silver Symphony was my dream sculpture. I designed it without regard to practical considerations. Reality is that I now have a sculpture I love but one that is too large to fit into our house! Thus a new challenge unfolded. 

I decided to revisit a much smaller chime concept I had worked on in the late 1980's. The challenge was to combine the original mechanism with all I had just learned from creating Silver Symphony. I wanted to create a much smaller piece that incorporated the same relaxing ambiance and subtle sounds I had come to enjoy with the larger design. I also included new technologies to increase run time and reliability. After combining all those challenges I created Silver Song, a delightful musical kinetic sculpture that fits reality! 

The chimes used are the Woodstock Percussion Olympos Chimes which are tuned to an ancient Greek Pentatonic scale.

 

Comments via YouTube:

• This is just great! because of the mechanism that starts and stops at certain intervals, you get the impression of a slow rythm. Really fascinating and relaxing! I wish I had more money so I could get a bunch of your stuff. - 9-23-10

Comments via Website:

• This piece absolutely sings to my heart. Just peaceful!! - 7-23-11, M.

• Extraordinario..! Si pudiese comprarlo lo haría mañana mismo. Gracias - 5-14-11

 

Reader Comments (1)

I own the '80's version (Chime Carillon) and it's been one of my favorite pieces since I first got it. I often just wind it up and go to bed listening to it chime softly in the other room. Posted 10/22/2012 by Mike

October 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterDavid Roy

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