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Panopticon: The Singing Ringing Tree, overlooking Burnley in the north west of England.

The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England.

Completed in 2006, it is part of the series of four sculptures within the Panopticons arts and regeneration project created by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN). The project was set up to erect a series of 21st-century landmarks, or Panopticons (structures providing a comprehensive view), across East Lancashire as symbols of the renaissance of the area.

Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a 3 metre tall construction comprising pipes of galvanised steel which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves. Some of the pipes are primarily structural and aesthetic elements, while others have been cut across their width enabling the sound. The harmonic and singing qualities of the tree were produced by tuning the pipes according to their length by adding holes to the underside of each.

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • stev0n
    stev0nover 2 years ago

    Very nice Irene…a nice shot of a famoust East lancashire landmark

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    I love the treatment you have given this dear Irene.
    I seem to remember this on a cold miserable day.lol x

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • wu-wei
    wu-weiover 2 years ago

    Cool, that’s a new one on me. Burnley is suddenly impressing me alot, having seen “Bank of Dave” the other night too!

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture of this superb sculpture Irene …

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    How cool is that… nice capture and I really enjoyed the narrative Irene.

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • jswolfphoto
    jswolfphotoover 2 years ago

    very interesting work!

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    Exceptional work, Irene!

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Irene, what a stunning capture, and a great sculpture. We have a recent installation here called the Singing meadow, but it’s not anywhere near as attractive as this. x

  • We have a few around Lancashire but this is the best one in my opinion ,Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeover 2 years ago

    WOW.

  • Thank you so much x

    – Irene Burdell

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