University of Arizona Soundings

Silvertone Alumni Bench Sounding

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Glenn Weyant


Located throughout the Alumni Plaza in the center of campus are numerous Silvertone Alumni Plaza benches in groups of four and five.

Acoustically each bench offers unique Gamelan and bell-like tones when struck.

In time I discovered the vibrations can set off the support railing and seat lattice/ scaffolding with natural feedback of sorts.

The location also features a steady drone of cicadas which is featured on the recording.


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