COPPER TUBE CHIME FOR THE EXTERNAL AREA
Pentatonic tuning (g’, a’, c”, d”’, f”, g”) The longest tube is over 50 cm long. The sound tubes are made of flamed copper and vibrate for a very long time. The steel racks are untreated and will apply a rust layer. The cords used are made of weather-resistant polyester. At the supporting points they are additionally reinforced.
The lower octave impresses with its more than two minutes lasting echoes. The longest pipe is over 90 cm.
PLATE BELL CHIME FOR THE GARDEN
The square, pentatonic tuned bronze plate bells, with their warm earthy tones, provide a pleasant contrast to the rather flowing sound of the tubular bells. The brackets are made of steel and can be adjusted in height.
BASS PLATE BELLS FOR THE GARDEN
Bass plate bell made of bronze with 2 resonators
A plate bell hangs in front of two steel resonators. The shorter resonator has its opening behind the middle of the sound plate and amplifies its sound in the bass range. Since a square in the corners still sounds one octave lower than in its middle, there is the longer resonator attached, which can swell the sound in the double bass powerful. When hitting the plate so always two tones are dominant, which fit exactly at the octave distance on each other. The sound of the bass bell is so strong that it can be felt in the air.
You lay down on a 1.80 meter long board, on the underside fan-like resonators made of wood. A second gently rocks back and forth, striking a copper bass tube anchored to the floor under the cradle and lingering for about 2½ minutes after a stop. Whenever the cradle slides over the tube bell, the sound is amplified and felt throughout the body lying on the cradle. It hangs from a two-meter-high iron stand and can be gently moved back and forth in the transverse direction.
In the same form it is also available as resonance swing. It is suspended in a tree 4-5 meters high.
Six circular, usually pentatonically tuned sound plates made of northern Italian travertine are attached to the center of a steel frame. Although these stone flowers do not produce nectar, they still have something sweet in their sound.
BASS SOUND STONES
Double bass sounding stones in front of stainless steel resonators
1st prize at the Königswinterer Kunsthandwerkertage:
“An amazing sound effect is achieved by hanging massive stone slabs of different sizes in front of resonance bodies. Special cuts in the basalt stones allow different timbres. The cool rigor of the design is only in apparent contrast to a warm and deep sound experience. “(The jury: Veronika Dietz, Heike Kern, Elmar Scheuren)
Terraphone with trapezoidal sound bars made of highly burnt and therefore frost-proof ceramic. It’s always amazing what smooth sounds can be elicited from these bodies. The two sound objects in the photo are in C major over a total of 2 octaves.
Trapezoidal sound panels made of Franconian Jurassic limestone are mounted on a steel frame provided with resonance bodies. If you hit them with a rubber clapper, a surprisingly long, resonant, gentle sound is created. The soundstones are tuned to G in a section of the harmonic scale – in d, g, h ‘, d’, f’, g ‘, a’ and h ‘.
Interestingly, when the sound plates are stored next to each other, a whirlpool shape is created.
The soundboards are 3 cm thick. The plate with the deepest tone is over a meter long.
LITHOPHONE FROM CHLORINE SLATE
The Chlorite schist found in the Italian Alps is a metamorphic rock: .Basaltic rock has suffered from tectonic subsidence strong pressure and heat in the Earth’s interior and turned into just this shale.Interesting that it is precisely this stone that can give such long echoes.
The flagstones lie on solid foam strips, which is mounted on an iron plate.
The lithophones are available in different tone sequences.
SOUND FORK OF STAINLESS STEEL
Resonators made of 10 cm wide and 4 mm thick stainless steel plates are bent into a U and welded in their curvature via resonance tubes. These square tubes are firmly bolted by vibration elements in a stable frame, which in turn can be fixed by screwing in point foundations on the ground.
The sound forks are played with bobbins. The resonators are open both to the sound body and to the bottom. This allows the warm, invigorating sound of this rugged instrument to blend in perfectly with the environment, creating a beautiful atmosphere.
In the bass and tenor range are tuned to the notes g, a, c’, d, e’, g’, a’and c”. With this mood everyone can create beautiful sounds without creating disharmony. The orchestras are not ordered by pitch as usual. They form a playing field, which makes it possible to be played by several people at the same time.
Sound tubes made of glass are clamped on rusty resonators. Rubbing with wet hands creates soft, flowing sounds.
Glass is a material full of contradictions. On the one hand, if you ignore the diamond, it is the hardest material we know.
On the other hand, it has properties that we associate more with liquids.