Built in
2005
Location
Costa de Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Introduction

Located within the Urban Environmental Recovery project off the coast of Vicente López, between the streets and José Mariano Pelliza Engineers developed the blueprint of the Park Musical.

The tour precedes the wind in the future will be the musical park. The different sectors of the same are determined by use: park, playground, shaded area, solarium, curved seats, the oval fountain, the square towards the river, groups of individual banks with concrete, and as an organ farm monument in honor of the centenary of the Municipality of Vicente López.

Location

The park is located in the arrival of Francisco Borges Street to River Plate and the stream of the same name, the party of Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires.

Concept

It aims to harness the qualities of the site to generate there a different theme: an acoustic space. We live space with the perception of different stimuli: visual, sound, texture, rhythm, etc..
The draft-acoustic space based on the use of renewable natural or artificial own a place and its exploitation by designing appropriate instruments, acoustic or electronic, from small to large scale.

The proposal is to define locations and routes with musical instruments in the open, fixed and large, with the intention of promoting experimentation and acoustic musical performance.
In both these areas will facilitate the proper interpretation of the public, as the hearing of professional musicians. This is to provide the people, spaces and tools to stimulate the expression and musical experimentation on people of all ages.

Spaces

It is configured by: the willow, slopes with different heights and shapes that define sectors, the driveway that branches into several paths that run throughout the park and end at the plaza to the river, one on the mouth of the creek Borges and others two in the body farm.

The project was conditioned by two pre-existing physical place: the mouth of the creek Borges, and another a willow several years, plus the draft Park Musical.
The piece of the mouth (Engineering Project) was held under the body resignified farm.

The most important aspect of the park is the Centennial Monument, which characterizes the wind organ space with sounds and harmonies. This body is comprised of three towers: the West “of America tower, the south tower of Europe” and the north tower of the Rio de la Plata “. According to wind direction, the body generates different harmonies and every one of the towers has a specific harmonic quality, this produces acoustic perceptions vary according to the paths of those who wander there.
This piece has both functions of focus and scope. Focus and acoustic space, monuments and organ. How has the audit function and solarium, play and listen.
The inclination of the towers virtually closed space.

The Organ

Three concrete towers of about ten meters high, sustained through a metal structure, three tubes sound.
Tubes in each tower are oriented to receive three different wind directions: east, southeast and north.

Each tube produces, according to its length, a tone, as long as the wind intensity is appropriate to build it. When the wind strength is greater overexciting the system, producing sounds multiphonics, and when the wind strength is less underexcited the system, producing a semitone lower with respect to the predetermined frequency.

  • Overall range of frequencies

My Fa Fa # Sol Sol # La La # Please Do Do # Re Re # Mi.

  • Torre Europa

36 tubes = 12 tubes (6 tones duplicates) for each of the 3 directions of wind

  • Torre America

36 tubes = 12 tubes (6 tones duplicates) for each of the 3 directions of wind

  • Torre de la Plata River

54 tubes = 18 tubes (9 shades duplicates) for each of the three wind directions

  • Total sum of the three towers tubes

126 tubes = 42 tubes (21 tones duplicates) for each of the three wind directions

Materials

The materials used in the composition of the park are: earth, grass, willows, grasses, chip, gravel, gray sandstone, shell, concrete, anodized aluminum.

Drawings

Organos

Photos

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