The Flow Floating Musical Watermill Runs on H20

By: Sarah Moore - Published: • References: flowmill.org & gizmag
Newcastle Quayside in North Eastern England has launched the Flow floating musical watermill, which plays music based on river conditions.

As the wheel turns in the water, the tides power several electroacoustic instruments that make different sounds at different decibels and in different melodies depending on the movement of the water.

The musical project was commissioned by the Arts Council England as part of the London 2012 Olympic games. It took a great deal of people to construct and included a collaboration between the artistic group Owl Project, boat-designer Nick Spurr, producer Ed Carter, architect Nicky Kirk and a waterwheel designer named David Wilcox.

During the summer months the wheel will be on display for visitors but it is recommended that one only comes out to see it in between high and low tides as the water does not turn the wheel during those times. Stats for River-Powered Instruments Trending: Older & Chilly
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