'Ice Chimes' sculpture installed at Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — The creators of a newly installed sculpture at Dartmouth College are hoping for a long, snowy winter.
That’s because the 20-foot-tall sculpture called ‘‘Ice Chimes’’ creates music as it collects snow. Constructed of heavy timbers bolted together, the sculpture is topped by a perforated canopy that collects snow. Heating coils then melt the snow into water, which drips onto metal rods to form icicles. As the rods sway in the wind, they clink and chime until the icicles break off.
The sculpture was created by 1983 Dartmouth graduate Keith Moskow and Robert Linn of Boston’s Moskow Linn Architects. It was designed for the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, where it was installed last winter, and is on loan to Dartmouth for this winter.