There are many that consider music to be art, but it’s rare that the two are merged together in a display as elegant as the Caten levitating sound sculpture installed in a French church by artist David Letellier combines the two in a wonderful marriage. Comprised of 300 wires suspended from ropes, the sculpture uses the natural force of gravity to play to first verse of “Hymn to St. John the Baptist,” using the beauty of sound to match to beauty created by the flowing shape of the sculpture. The low hanging wires seems to counterbalance the high arches of the traditional church, creating a contrast that is aesthetically pleasing even without the pleasantly surprising tones. While a church might not seem like the greatest space for a musical art installation, the Caten sculpture combines both visual and audible gracefulness in a piece that lives and breathes with the space it inhabits.
Source: Design Boom