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Tvisöngur sound sculpture

Tvisöngur sound sculpture

Architect
Lukas Kühne
Location
Seydisfjordur, Iceland | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Sculptures
Gudmundur Oddur Magnusson

Tvisöngur sound sculpture

Lukas Kühne as Architects

Tvisöngur is built of concrete and consists of five interconnected domes of different sizes. The heights of the domes are between 2 and 4 meters and they cover an area of about 30 square meters. Each dome has its own resonance that corresponds to a tone in the Icelandic musical tradition of five-tone harmony, and works as a natural amplifier to that tone.

 

The sculpture can be seen as a visualization of the five-tone harmony tradition. The round form is chosen for its acoustic properties as well as its visual function in the landscape. It results in a unique combination affecting visual and auditory senses. The Icelandic Tvisöngur becomes a sculpture of singing concrete.

 

The sound sculpture Tvisöngur is built of concrete and consists of five interconnected domes of different sizes. The heights of the domes are between 2 and 4 meters and they cover an area of about 30 square meters. Each dome has its own resonance that corresponds to a tone in the Icelandic musical tradition of five-tone harmony, and works as a natural amplifier to that tone.

 

The sculpture can be seen as a visualization of the five-tone harmony tradition. The round form is chosen for its acoustic properties as well as its visual function in the landscape. It results in a unique combination affecting visual and auditory senses. The Icelandic Tvisöngur becomes a sculpture of singing concrete.

 

Tvisöngur is is open to everyone. It is embedded in the mountainside above the town, in a quiet area with a breathtaking view of the fjord. It offers an acoustic sensation that can be explored and experimented with by thevisitor. The sites solitude and tranquility offers a perfect setting for singing or music playing, alone, in harmony, for ones own pleasure or for an audience.

 

Material Used:

Tvisöngur is a monolithic concrete construction usingthe gravel and sand directly from the Fjord generating a direct relation to the ambient of the rocky landscape of Seydisfjordur

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