Soniquarious - Eugene, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 44° 03.193 W 123° 05.534
10T E 492612 N 4877788
Quick Description: This kinetic sculpture has flowing water that causes inverted bell to fill, then tip and ring the next lower neighbor bell. Each bell has a different tone and the music produced is somewhat random from the time it take the bells to fill and tip over.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 8:10:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMH99B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
Views: 7

Long Description:
Soniquarious (PDF) is a kinetic water sculpture that makes music. The sculpture was created by Steve Reinmuth. A series of inverted bells, increasing in size, are mounted on an curved arch support. The bells are fed from the top by a stream of water. When a bell fills up, it is able to rotate on it mounting, dumping it's water load into the next lower and slightly larger bell. Eventually the water collects in a circular basin at the bottom. The handle of each bell is a clapper ball that strikes the bell below, making a chime, after dumping its water and swiveling back to it normal position. The bottom bell strikes the circular collection basin at the bottom. The whole musical sequence seems random. It takes a while for the bottom bell to fill with water and strike the collection basin.
Title of Piece: Soniquarious

Artist: Steve Reinmuth

Material/Media: Bronze and stainless steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 2001

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Checkin driveway of the Eugene Hilton Hotel

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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