sound art (alex keller)

Encantada (2003)

Central Texas’ Enchanted Rock got its name from the Tonkawa Indian tribe, because of the sounds that the rock made at night when cooling from the heat of the sun.

Encantada is a piece that uses vibration-sensitive microphones embedded in a frozen soup of sand, rocks and ice. As the microphones and the material that they are suspended in thaw, we will hear the sound of the temperature change of the microphone and the rocks, as well as the rocks beginning to move in the slush and water.

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Photos courtesy Josh Ronsen.