Flood season on the Croton River. I built a Water Harp from a bow-like piece of Iron worn thin by the Hudson River , strung it with a harpsichord wire, a guitar tuner to make it taut, and an underwater microphone to records its vibrations. I struck the string with a stick to get a synchronization tone, and then let it sing its morning raga. The water drags the string downstream and then the tension of the bow snaps it back. Just like a bow on a violin string. All the minor fluctuations in velocity make the melodies and rhythms. It is fractal water music, based on the energy and time and rhythm of the water's flow. Its all part of the gallery exhibition HEARING SPACE, open now at Arts Westchester in White Plains New York. bruceodland.net

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