Dan Fox, Designer and creator of the instruments.
“I first became interested when I was one of seven commissioned artists to make an installation for Audible Forces, a project for Without Walls by Oxford Contemporary Music in 2013. For that I made a large-scale touring piece called Howling Wire. I spent a lot of time researching, experimenting, and developing different techniques for converting wind into sound.”
The set of instruments include: a timpani harp, a drum harp, an anemomephone and a direction flute.
He adds, “As the wind blows, the strings vibrate and the harmonic frequencies of the strings are amplified by the timpani creating choir-like tones with cadences that ebb and flow, rising and falling with changing wind and temperature.