The Silophone

Want to go to Canada and yell into an empty grain silo? Sure you do! Now, through the magic of the Internet, you don’t even have to leave your house to do it. Conceptualized by an art group that calls itself “The User,” the Silophone is a huge grain silo that now sits empty, a reminder of better days for the farmers of Canada. The silo has amazing aural properties, including a reverb length of over 20 seconds, and any sound entering the cavern returns as a completely different object, having taken on the characteristics of the concrete, metal and shape of the silo. The Web site allows you to play a sound into the Silophone and in a few minutes receive the transformed sound back. Even better, you can load your own sounds into the database to be played through the Silophone by you or anybody around the world.