EARTH TONES , Oiver Ranch, Steven Oliver Collection, Sonoma County California, 1992


This sound sculpture is permanently installed at the Oliver Ranch in Northern California. Six large, low-frequency loudspeakers (Bose Acoustic Wave Canons) are buried around a lake in a natural landscape. Low frequency sounds from the Pacific Ocean are played at the site where the Wave Canons couple the low sea sound to the earth, causing the whole landscape to become activated withsubliminal, sub - sonic sound. A computer is used to slowly move the sounds so that they are always changing their position in the landscape.

Loudspeaker assembly being buried  
One of the six buried loudspeaker positions