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Max Eastley is currently a Research Fellow in the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University. The title of Eastley’s research project is Aeolian Sound: An investigation of Aeolian Phenomena and their incorporation into Sonic Culture.
An Aeolian Phenomenon is the activation of sound through the action of the wind – or other environmental forces – on natural materials. The sounds created by these phenomena have captivated novelists including Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Hardy; composers including Henry Cowell and Frederic Chopin; and poets Percy Byshe Shelley in his ‘Ode to the Western Wind’ and Samuel Taylor Coleridge: ’Not to love all things in a world so fill’d’.
The Max Eastley RADAR collection will slowly reveal articles from Max Eastley's archive of research into Aeolian Phenomena, as well as new projects created specifically throughout his tenure in the SARU.
Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge that eulogises the sounds emitted from aeolian devices
Installation of aluminium and latex sculptures on the roof of the Museum of Modern Art, Nagoya, Japan for Artec (organisation)
Drawings of wind and sea devices for Arts Electronica
Wind flutes installation produced by Max Eastley and displayed at the London Musician's Collective
Installation for Sound Out, City of Culture, Cork
Roof installation of aeolian devices channeled down into the building via microphones at Raven Row Gallery, London
Aeolian harp installation at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin
Excerpt from a Cape Farewell video showing an interview with Max, recording by David Hinton
An installation in the Teatro Inscatola, Rome 6th-9th February 2014. The installation consisted of four kinetic sculptures with programmed theatre lighting.
Perspex wind flute maquettes produced by Max Eastley in London
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