Opening events for artwork “Fluisterende Wind” by Edwin van der Heide
Whispering Wind (Fluisterende Wind) is the newest artwork by Edwin van der Heide, and part of the recently renovated P.J. Veth building of Leiden University. Its official opening is held on Wednesday Nov 29. Furthermore, on Tuesday Nov 28 Edwin presents a lecture on this work as part of "This Week's Discoveries" lecture series.
The artwork is situated in the new pathway between the Leiden Observatory and the Hortus Botanicus, under the P.J. Veth building. It consists of a wall relief of 12.5 x 2.5 meters and an 8-channel generative sound composition. The composition creates a continuum between noise and human voice which results in moments when wind seems to be whispering. Whispering Wind was established at the initiative of professor Marcel Cobussen of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts within a broader initiative to improve the auditory environment in urban areas. Read more on the work's official university page.
This Week's Discovery lecture
In this lecture Edwin van der Heide creates a context around his work as artist and researcher and demonstrates a part of the sound generation and processing behind Fluisterende Wind. The lecture is held Tuesday Nov 28, 12:15 - 13:00h in the Oort building. A detailed program is available.
Official opening event
The official opening of Fluisterende Wind will be performed by Robert Strijk, alderman of Economic Affairs, Accessibility, Culture and City Center of Leiden, on Wednesday Nov 29, 16:00 - 17:00h, followed by a festive reception 17:00 - 18:00h. See the official invitation for further details and RSVP requirements.