Year: 2014

MacDowell Colony Amphitheatre
Peterborough, NH

Created in collaboration with composer Walter Branchi for the MacDowell Colony Medal Day

Approximately 120’ H x 80’ Diameter

Elastic thread, hardware


Nature is too great, too extreme, to be expressed in words. Artists can only create instruments to experience the world. This work is inspired by the exquisite amphitheatre and perspective set into the landscape, looking 270 degrees west at Mount Monadnock. The work is a delicate, aerial instrument of almost imperceptible white thread, intended to sharpen our awareness of place, to augment our emotional relationship with light and the environment.

– Kristin Jones

Ora, di terra

The work is music not only to be listened to, it is an open construct for listening to the soundscape of a natural setting. It is composed of air and, like the air, is evanescent. Its structure weaves into and magnifies a given situation, connecting that which it encounters: sounds, light, people, trees, insects, perfumes…

– Walter Branchi