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Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Tell your story with a sound that inspires you!

Experience the haunting sounds of The Singing Ringing Tree, a steel sculpture that sings. The sound is produced by wind blowing through the different sized steel pipes. The result is a low and intense rumbling sound in different pitches, matching the pipes’ length.

Mix in a perfectly matching string orchestra, playing eerie Col Legno Tratto (the strings are played with the wooden side of the bow)


Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture that resembles the shape of a tree, overlooking the Pennine Hills and the town of Burnley in Lancashire, England.

The sound sculpture was designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu and built in 2006 as part of a project to erect a series of 21st- century landmarks – also called Panopticons.

The area of the Penine Hills and Pendle Hill was the setting for the famous trials of the Pendle witches in 1612. Of the eleven people who went to trial, ten were found guilty and executed by hanging.

Listening to the haunting sounds of the Singing Ringing Tree one cannot help but wonder: Are the ghosts of the witches trying to speak to us? What are they trying to tell us?

Join Symphonic Planet Co-founder Noor Che’ree on a journey through snow and ice, capturing a one of a kind sound sculpture and exploring more about the dark history of the surrounding area:

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