Musical Fences and Xylophone Bridges

28 04 2011

In the centre of Queensland is the somewhat unique town of Winton. Home to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum. It also has a musical fence, which amuses small minds, like mine:

In a similar vein, and somewhat inventively brilliant is the Xylophone Bridge, designed by Yeon Jae Won and Soo Jeong Hoo as part of the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010. Anyone reckon this’d be brilliant on the Wellington waterfront?

The magical equation is Bicycle + Bridge = Music

So you ride over wooden bits that hammer differently tuned bits of wood:

And they light up in different colours:

and lastly if you’ve ever watched Sigur Rós’s DVD called Heima then you might remember the brilliantly happy stone xylophone/marimba:

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2 responses

5 05 2011
Chris

I like it!

6 05 2011
My other blog is back in business « Wellington Region Cycleways

[…] It’s still going to have a Lower North Island focus, but as you can see from my recent musical post or my satirical post about wheelbarrows it’s always been a broad focus under my spotlight. […]

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