Artist == Max Eastley
 
 
 
 
“Aeolian Harp”
 

Max Eastley

Biography:

Max Eastley's work combines kinetic sound sculptures and music into a unique artform. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Hayward Gallery's Sonic Boom show, the Natural History Museum in London, and the 2002 Festival De Arte Sonoro in Mexico City. He has performed in world famous venues including the Tate Britain and the Barbican Centre, and has run workshops about music and sound for all ages across the UK. He has collaborated with David Toop, Victor Gama, Graham Coxon and Spaceheads, amongst many others, and written music for Siobhan Davies' Dance Company.

 

He is deeply involved in the Cape Farewell climate change project, and travelled on two expeditions to the Arctic circle. He plays an electro-acoustic monochord called The Arc, an instrument he invented and made himself. It is made of wood and wire and is scraped, bent and flexed into an orbit of amplified effects.

 

He is currently an Arts and Humanities Research Council Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, carrying out research into aeolian phenomena.

 

Audible Forces: 

Aeolian Harp and Aeolian Percussion by Max Eastley

 

Max Eastley’s towering structures are a variation on the classic Aeolian Harp, which was an important influence on Romantic writers and connoisseurs. Max’s Aeolian Harp takes the form of a set of bow shaped instruments and his Aeolian Percussion uses stretched latex to form triangular instruments. Both reaching high above the ground to transmit the wind from above our heads, they create a haunting voice for the wind.  Amplification designed by Dave Hunt. The participation of Max Eastley in Audible Forces has been supported by AHRC.

 

http://maxeastley.co.uk/

 

Image credit: Max Eastley, "Aeolian Harp" by Spires Media

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