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Oct. 05, 2011

The Scary Sounds of the 'Singing-Ringing Tree'

by Leslie Taylor

Video by RailMon

In this video, listen to the eerie tones of the 'Singing-Ringing Tree' musical sculpture that sits on the moorland overlooking Burnley, England. Created by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the structure resembles a tree from another planet and is made of galvanized steel tubes. Wind passing through tubes creates sounds covering several octaves.

 

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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