Sonic Shanty I was located on White Bear Lake, MN as part of the 4-week long Art Shanty Projects in Minnesota.
Due to the intimate size of the octagonal Sonic Shanty I it became a performative space where a small group was allowed in for a limited time for each session. The piece had a blackout effect from entering the bright winter landscape into a darkened environment only illuminated by the glowing ice floor. One hydrophone was placed into the water and channeled the sounds from under the ice back into the chamber of the piece. Sonic Shanty I had 8 strings in a circle formation where visitors played communally. Metal instrument strings on tuning pins start from the top of the structures and stretched frozen into the ice- creating an infinity feel. The playing of the strings resonated inside the chamber, creating the atmosphere of being inside an instrument.