Project No. I "Wind Organ House"
First of all, there is a need to get introduced to the first project of a “Wind organ house”. There will be short description provided on how to build a house where the roof helps the wind to break up and create various of noises inside, depending on the wind's direction. North wind: the sound of Iceland's birch tree, south: the sound of dark Berlin's synthesizers, west: soft democratic punk, east: middle east's traditional deep and holistic noise.
Once starting to build a “Wind organ house”, it is important to create an appropriate roof. Materials are: fifty 15m long soft brown coloured oak trees that are carefully cut (5cm thick, 15cm wide) and produced in Klaipeda city, Lithuania. The particular choice has its own reasons as the author originally is Lithuanian:
“The chief deity of the Lithuanians was Perkūnas or Perkuns, the god of thunder and lightning, whose resemblance to Zeus and Jupiter has often been pointed out. Oaks were sacred to him, and when they were cut down by the Christian missionaries, the people loudly complained that their sylvan deities were destroyed. Perpetual fires, kindled with the wood of certain oak-trees, were kept up in honour of Perkūnas; if such a fire went out, it was lighted again by friction of the sacred wood. Men sacrificed to oak-trees for good crops, while women did the same to lime-trees; from which we may infer that they regarded oaks as male and lime-trees as female. And in time of drought, when they wanted rain, they used to sacrifice a black heifer, a black he-goat, and a black rooster to the thunder god in the depths of the woods. On such occasions the people assembled in great numbers from the country round about, ate and drank, and called upon Perkūnas. They carried a bowl of beer thrice round the fire, then poured the liquor on the flames, while they prayed to the god to send showers. Thus the chief Lithuanian deity presents a close resemblance to Zeus and Jupiter, since he was the god of the oak, the thunder, and the rain. “1
Knowing that metal helps to make the roof as a powerful noise transmitter, it is important to know that those noises are transmitted into the building by two methods.
Airborne Sound: Sound waves travelling through air move between building areas - such as through open windows, doors, or stairwells.
Mechanically transmitted sound: When sounds move through solid building components such as floors, ceilings, walls, framing, carrying sound from one area to another the sound transmission is referred to more technically as impact insulation class transmission or IIC sound transmission.2
However, this is not the case as the main idea behind it is to strengthen the noise as much as possible. Since the intention is to gain the tunes mentioned above, there is a need to install the silk fabric in between the wooden poles and metal parts of the roof. Together with that, special dried insects Mezophilum eranius and dried ten years old herbs Hibranolika coming from the city named אַנגְלִית should be carefully put in the white wool bags and hanged at the highest spot of the building from the inside. The white wool bags (15.12cm x 12.54cm) absorb the vibrant distractive energy of the house but at the same time it will absorb the wanted sounds from the outside. Especially the dark Berlin's synthesizer sounds require precise hanging position of the wool bags as it is extraordinary hard to capture it. To increase the effectiveness, you might have to paint the ceiling in light blue colour called Nijole as this reflects intense energy coming from the Sonhienjostylo areas we have to be aware.
It might already sound hopeless to find all those materials in order to increase the intensity of the melodies but the most important material is still missing for the finishing touch. It is called – Metal gnistrui strentoniks. Placing and stretching so called “strings” along the corners (all the way through the ceiling) would support not only the smoother transmission of the sound but could provide the highest pitched noise when the strong wind comes from the east while touching the roof. The east wind, if the construction is made properly, should bring high volume holistic sound.
Therefore, it is important to mention that Metal gnistrui strentoniks should be baptized with the water of the saint river Nemunas reading this:
Whichever world the soul's reborn in,
there will be floods
of precious holy rainbows,
flashing crystal and sparkling gems to the
holy music of yours.
Stillness is spirited into joy
by the written word,
as Heaven's precious heavy rain
extinguishes the heat.
The heart is swiftly blown away
to dream in other lands.
This life smells sweet. The next
will have reflections of its sweetness.3
I'm willing to abandon my life
and to throw it away,
I only want valuable goods,
the twinkling and the new.
Poetry surely is the most
sacred art of all,
magic as sweet bouquets are
that, taken from a precious wood,
have fallen from the sky.
* Clapping hands and shouting it loudly while reading Thai poem.
Moreover, to prove that all is more than possible, there was a case recorded in 2010, June 3rd. near the border of the Naujoko city, man in his 30s actually built his own wooden house with the “Wind Organ” installed as a roof. The materials used were slightly different as the Metal gnistrui strentoniks were not baptised with the river's water but from the interview and documentary all seemed to be working absolutely fine. That day the wind was blowing from the North-West and you could hear the birch tree's calm whisper accompanied with the soft rhythm of punk.
1. “The Golden Bough” by James George Frazer, Abridged Edition, Dover Publications, New York, 2002, p.161.
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