Raven Row Gallery is housed in two 18th century buildings. Max Eastley built an aeolian installation on the roof of the gallery and worked with engineer Dave Hunt to develop a means by which the sounds produced by the wind on the aeolian devices could be transmitted twelve meters down into the rooms in which Max was exhibiting a number of indoor sound installations. The external sounds were mixed together with the sounds from the indoor installations.
Max did a solo performance in the gallery playing his unique instrument, The Arc (developed from an aeolian device), together with an interior installation and a live feed from the aeolian installation on the roof.
Recording of roof installation channeled down into the building
This aeolian device was created by Max Eastley for Audiograft 2011. Set in the grounds of the Richard Hamilton Building at Oxford Brookes, it was created from strands of latex which were activated by the activity of the wind in the area. The device remained in place for several weeks, until the latex perished and it no longer worked.
Recordings of wind harp & latex string installations at Spitsbergen, by Max Eastley in 2005.
Installations were attached to the ship: 'The Norderlicht'. Selected recordings of the installations can be listened to below.
Recordings of the latex string:
Recordings of the wind harps:
Photo and commentary of an installation called Pine Ghosts at Devil’s Glen. Includes an introduction to Devil’s Glen by Seamus Heaney.