Re: Garden musical instrument/Water feature
I forwarded your question to a musician freind. Her response:
"I seem to recall in the Tom Hanks movie "Big" this "toy" was featured in an
FAO Schwartz segment. Looked like a very rich kid's toy.
As for the fountain idea. When I was growing up in Santa Barbara, one year
at Fiesta a show at the SB County Bowl featured the "Dancing Waters."
Water, fountains, spray features, lights were all choreographed to music. My
folks also saw the show in Las Vegas and I think Disney at one of the Worlds
or Land also has it. The apparatus took the length of the entire stage,
which was pretty large. Now this was over 40 years ago so I'm sure that
advancements have been made perhaps making available to small gardens etc."
From: Sharon Gordon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:28 PM
Subject: [cg] Garden musical instrument/Water feature
>I've heard of an interesting musical instrument for the garden.
>It's shaped liked a tictactoe board. Each square is a different
>musical note. By dancing on it as if you were playing hopscotch,
>you can play songs on it. Anyone using these in your gardens
>or ever seen one?
>I have seen a water feature in a commercial building that looked
>like it would be fun in a community garden or park. The pond had multiple
>fountain patterns. At the side of the pond was a key pad. By pressing
>one or more of the buttons the fountain pattern would change.
>Besides being fun in and of itself, I thought it would be fun next to
>a concert area where pieces of music could be scored to include
>the playing of the fountain in concert with the music. Anyone
>come across this in an outdoor setting?
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