Ting-King-Ping in Kyororo—Sound Source

Open all year / Closed on Tue except holidays *Closed on Tues and Wed from 1 Dec. to 15 Mar.
Photo by Nakamura Osamu

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About the artwork

Rain, snow, snow melt, and beech forests storing water. . . water throughout Matsunoyama’s natural cycle makes the sounds for the work. Plink, plank, plunk. . . as the drops of water hit our device, with its whorl shaped slits, the sound changes. One never hears the same sound twice. Like a musician, spring water improvises; unexpected rhythms and sequences of sound take shape. Sometimes it is noisy and sometimes quiet.The water passes through the installation and runs to the terraced rice fields below, where it moistens the soil. We want people walking in the tower, and hearing the varied sounds of spring water, to think about this region’s natural environment.

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Artwork no. Y021
Production year 2003
Opening hours 9:00-17:00 (until 10 Nov.) *Last entry 30 minutes before
Admission [Kyororo entrance fee]
Adult: ¥600, Under Children 15 years old: Free
(*Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Tuesdays except holidays
Area Matsunoyama
Village Matsuguchi
Official website http://www.matsunoyama.com/kyororo/
Open dates Open all year / Closed on Tue except holidays
Venue 1712-2 Matsuguchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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