Symphony is an interactive celebration of light, sound and community. An array of large white crystal bowls is presented upon a low circular dais...
Queen Elizabeth II Gates
Sinclair Park (Australia)
Symphony is an interactive celebration of light, sound and community. An array of large white crystal bowls is presented upon a low circular dais. A small rubber mallet rests in front of each bowl, inviting visitors to gently strike the bowl. As it is struck, the bowl bursts into life, resonating at a particular frequency and glowing with a unique hue. As the audience gets more and more and bowls ‘singing’ together, they begin to create harmonies, and their luminosity begins to mix together making new colours.
The work encourages members of the public to come together to create a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts. The more people engage, the more the bowls sing and the more harmonies and colours are created. Once all the bowls are singing in unison the full spectrum of colour emerges and the sound and light show builds to a crescendo before the cycle begins again.
As a side note, the unique colours of each bowl are created using the ‘old fashioned’ method of filtering white light through coloured gels, rather than the ‘modern’ method of combining red, green and blue LEDs. This gives the work wonderful, rich colours that would not otherwise be possible.
Country represented by installation: Australia