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College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patrick Zentz

Wind (An Environmental Ensemble), 2008

 

—Mixed Media: wood metal and percussion instruments —

 
Patrick Zentz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
1. Patrick Zentz Marker
Inscription.
Three works of art have been created to translate wind into sound. Using temperature changes and wind, these instruments create continually changing aural patterns. These instruments respond to subtleties in wind velocity and turbulence with many different tones and rhythms. Information delivered to programmed chips from an anemometer, wind vane and temperature sensor produces scores of music.

"The instruments sense electronically, manifest kinetically, and finally...express acoustically"- Zentz

Art in Architecture Program
U.S. General Services Administration

 
Erected 2008 by U.S. General Services Administration.
 
Location. 38° 58.585′ N, 76° 55.633′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on River Road south of Campus Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Harvey W Wiley Federal Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7201 River Road, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Singer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of College Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taliaferro House
Patrick Zentz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
2. Patrick Zentz Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); McDonnell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Parish House (approx. 0.3 miles away); College Park Airport: “Oldest Continually Operated in the World” (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Aviation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army Aviation School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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