The music „from the outside” – playing mountains and sculptures?

Does the nature sound with music? Not only robins, tits and starlings, but also streams and rivers, meadows and rocks, wind and rain? read more

Does the nature sound with music? Not only robins, tits and starlings, but also streams and rivers, meadows and rocks, wind and rain? How to hear and describe this music how to use it in art? Did Władysław Hasior succeed to do this?From the oldest epic poems and the Bible to the literature of Romanticism we can find the conviction that the nature around us not only is full of music, but also can laugh and clap, be sad and mourn. ”The paths going up to and down from the forest of cedars
All mourn you: the weeping does not end day or night” shouted Gilgamesh desperate after the death of his friend, Enkidu. “Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together” – sung the Bible author with inspiration.

This way of perceiving nature was also common among the poets of Romanticism. The British poets wrote about the music of wind and sea waves. Similarly, the Tatras explorer, Seweryn Goszczyński, listened to the night music near Łopuszna: I usually find a place far away from the village, isolated, located in the mountains and surrounded by trees and then I wait for the compete silence, when the sounds of the cattle stop and the silence becomes overwhelming: then the night music begins…”.

The things once described so lyrically, are today called the landscape of sounds. Every place has a different landscape of this type: a city, a desert, a seashore. The mountains in particular are such a landscape, as the strong wind can play incredible sounds in the rock cracks. One of the songs by Trebunie Tutki says eve about the Tatras organ pipes!

There are also sculptures who want, to the model of Aeolian harp – make the wind play. This was the project Władysław Hasior dreamed of and he realized in 1966. His Iron Organ Pipes in Snozka pass stand until today, but they are completely dull and has never played in a full sound.

The music of wind and mountains has been still a mystery to us.

 

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