Located in Aarhus, Denmark , Chimecco, Ethereal chimes hung from bridge was designed by Mark Nixon. The piece is constructed from 60050mm diameter gold anodized aluminium pipes ranging in length from 120 mm up to 3,750mm. These pipes are attached to the underside of a bridge and with a series of interactive nodes on the top surface that allow for people to ‘play’ the instrument.
The design is based on three conceptual ideas: The idea of music and interaction as a catalyst for conversation and play; The non-visual object. The sculpture is ‘hidden’ beneath the bridge. A constant varying in wind conditions on the site mean that the sculpture will hide and reveal itself through the creation of sound when the wind choses to blow. Some days the sculpture will be discovered, creating a beautiful moment of realisation in the viewer, while other day the sculpture will remain still and may be completely passed by. The use of interactive nodes on the top creates another interesting effect.