Ting-King-Ping in Kyororo—Sound Source

Throughout the year / Closed on Tue except holidays
Photo by ANZAÏ

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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 16:00 from 11/25/2022 to 2/21/2023) *Last entry 30 minutes before
Admission [Normal period] Individual ticket (Kyororo Fee) Adult 500 yen, Free for children under 15 years old
Closed Tuesdays except holidays
*Year-end and New Year holidays: 12/26-12/31/2022
Area Matsunoyama
Village Matsuguchi
Official website http://www.matsunoyama.com/kyororo/
Open dates Throughout the year / Closed on Tue except holidays
Venue 1712-2 Matsuguchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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