Bringing sound art to Burning Man
In the fall of 2014, Claire Kenway of ClaireLabs contacted me to discuss the possibility of bringing her sound art piece, Windcatcher, to Burning Man.
The piece consists of a wind turbine, an aeolian harp and a large set of wind chimes to create music played by the wind.
I was excited to find out that Windcather was already built and being stored on Vancouver Island. After some discussion we agreed that despite it already having been displayed in Montreal, Canada for a year as well as at the BassCoast Festival in BC, there would still need to be some modifications made to the piece in order to make it ‘playa worthy’.
Plans, budgets and proposals are all done and now it’s just a matter of raising the money to bring it to playa.