Wind Gamelans is a series of four sculptures designed to create harmonic musical sounds as they spin freely in the wind. Each sculpture has a propeller that moves with the wind and every time a full rotation occurs, it triggers a small mallet to strike a tone bar and releases a musical note. Each piece is set to play a different note.
Bill and Mary Buchen. Wind Gamelans, 2004. Stainless steel, 180 x 55.2 x 55.2 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Bill and Mary Buchen