Jem Finer's Score for a Hole in the Ground at King’s Wood is a post-digital work that relies purely on gravity and water to generate music.
Inspired by suikinkutsu, water chimes found in temple gardens of Japan, Score for a Hole in the Ground uses tuned percussive instruments, played by falling water, to create music. Finer describes his piece as 'both music and an integrated part of the landscape and the forces that operate on it and in it'.
The sound element of this piece is extremely subtle, affected by weather and requiring listeners to attune their ears to the ambient sounds.
photo: Jem Finer from www.scoreforaholeintheground.org