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Gordon Monahan - Aquaeolian Whirlpool

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Uploaded on Mar 8, 2008

A whirlpool is created in a plexiglas cylinder by pumping water through the cylinder. 8 piano strings are attached to the bottom of the cylinder and rise vertically through the cylinder and are attached to the ceiling of the exhibition space. As the water vortex circulates in the cylinder, it flows over the piano strings, causing vibrations in the wires similar to wind-induced vibrations known as aeolian tones. Monahan coined the term 'aquaeolian' to describe this sonic phenomenon. This piece was commissioned by the New York Hall of Science and exhibited there in 1990.

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