University of Arizona Soundings

Stainless Steel Mystery Sounding

Glenn Weyant


Mystery Sculpture: Located in front of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre this polished stainless steel sculpture I believe was created by Dennis L. Jones who has similar works on campus.

This work is hollow and without visible seams, giving it a lush low end resonance quality that is immediately noticeable upon listening.

The interior of this sculpture captures external sounds (buses, birds, voices) and feeds them back in a drones.

The sculpture is mounted on a hollow metal base which adds to the acoustics.

For this sounding I used my fingertips and a soft mallet (cotton wrapped in fabric).

Warning: Deep subsonic tones can blow out speakers not up to the task.


mystery sculpture