4.12.2010

If I had all the money in the world. . .



How amazing are the Bertoia sound sculptures? I just saw an Oklahoma rancher on Antique Roadshow say he could get his tooth fixed after he heard how much his sculpture was worth. They sound beautiful. I would love this in my imaginary backyard with the wind blowing.


Sonambient® was Bertoia's term to describe the spatial and tonal environment created by these sound sculptures.

Harry Bertoia created these sculptures of different shapes, length and thickness in order to achieve a range of gentle and sharp sounds. He experimented as a way to seek harmonic balance with the metal, resulting in pure, unique tones.

When touched, struck or brushed, these sculptures became abstractions of sound as they sway and knock against one another. The sounds are organic and mysterious, as tones resonate and flow into each other.


Check out a video here.

3 comments:

  1. Since you'd have all the dough, would you tighten me up with the Harry Bertoia I'm holding in my portfolio on 1st dibs? Next best thing would be to tour the Bertoia Studio - about an hour from Philly! I've been wanting to go check it out. From what I understand, Harry's son Val, who worked with his father on the sound sculpture, guides tours!

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  2. i know what we're doing this summer!

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  3. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? PLEASE POST SOMETHING SOON!

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