Thursday, September 21, 2006

Score for a Hole in the Ground

An award-winning music and art installation that plays the sound of dripping water through a gramophone horn is on display in a Kent forest.

Jem Finer

Jem Finer, an ex-member of The Pogues, won £50,000 to construct "Score for a Hole in the Ground" (with video) when he was given the PRS Foundation's New Music Award.

The 7m-high (23ft) steel horn at King's Wood rises from a shaft where water drips onto steel discs and blades.

People can see the "post-digital work" at the wood near Challock from Sunday.

Score for a Hole in the Ground

There is a website illustrating the manufacture of the horn here, detailed information about the installation here and here, and another short video. Requires QuickTime.

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