Sonic Shanty II was on Lake Harriet in the middle of Minneapolis, MN and was part of the 4-week long Art Shanty Projects in Minnesota.
Sonic Shanty II was created on a large scale (8 feet x 20" feet) with hallways leading in and out of the space. The piece had a blackout effect from entering the bright winter landscape into a darkened environment only illuminated by the glowing ice floor. Two hydrophones were placed into the water and channeled the sounds from under the ice back into the chamber of the piece. Sonic Shanty II had a dividing wall of 24 strings that visitors played as they walked either side of the interior. 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.