16 August – 26 November 2017

In Autumn 2017 a Delfina Foundation and Horniman Museum co-commissioned work, Wind Organ by Ali Miharbi, was on public view in the Horniman Gardens.

The work was inspired by the museum’s musical instrument collection which Ali visited during his residency in winter 2017. The collection is one of the most comprehensive in the UK with over 8,000 objects made to produce sound and instrument makers and collectors archives. One of a series of works related to the air and the voice that Ali Miharbi has developed, the wind organ is an aeolian instrument that brings together nature, musical sound and human vocal range.

The installation formed part of a series of works commissioned as part of Delfina Foundation’s thematic programme Collecting as Practice.

Wind Organ was co-commissioned by Delfina Foundation and the Horniman Museum and Gardens, realised with support from Arts Council England and SAHA.

For more about the installation click here.

To read an an interview with the artist about the work click here.