Ting-King-Ping in Kyororo—Sound Source

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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 (Last entry is at 16:30)
Admission Adult JPY 500 or ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Closed Tuesday(or Wednesday in case Tuesday is a national holiday)
Area Matsunoyama
Village Matsuguchi
Related Website http://www.matsunoyama.com/kyororo/
Open dates Full year
Venue 1712-2 Matsuguchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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