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Singing Ringing Tree

Musical Sculpture, 2006

Architect: Tonkin Liu
Client: Burnley Borough Council
Location: Crown Point, Burnley, UK
Budget: £150,000
Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
Fabrication: Mike Smith Studio
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
RIBA Award 2007

The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill overlooking Burnley. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. Families and friends journey to Burnley to hear the tree sing.

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the wind swirls around the tree on the hill,
the sculpture sings it tune,
story passes from ear to mouth to ear

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