My New Wilderness

Published:   July 16, 2010
Total Running Time:   00:05:10

<p><I>The Wave Organ</I> is a wave-activated sound sculpture located at the end
of a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. It was created by artist Peter Richards
and master stonemason George Gonzalez in 1986.</p>
<p>The installation is an unlikely sight: a collection of curbstones and
cemetery stones that appear in the Bay like an ancient ruin or a strange
dream. In this unusual place of discovery and contemplation, the musical
phenomenon is only part of the point.</p>
<p>In this audio slideshow, Peter Richards, now a senior artist at the
Exploratorium, shares his inspiration for creating this piece and explores its
function as a theater in which many different kinds of human experiences


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