Dutch artist Lotte Geeven is collecting singing sand from deserts across the world. Interview with sound clips.

"Imagine that you and I were standing in the middle of the desert right now, and all of a sudden the wind rose, making the whole desertscape around us hum like a gigantic brass band. We would be in total awe. We would tell that story, and it would make its way into local culture because of its extraordinary nature."

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"The acoustic sand I’m interested in is rare sand that generates a deep hum when it is put in motion, whether by the wind or by your hand. This acoustic sand occurs only in a few remote locations around the world: a hill in the desert of Mongolia and an area in the middle of the Namib Desert, to name a few. Sliding these layers of sand over one other generates vibrations that emit a deep, low rumbling pitch. This principle can be compared to a bow striking a cello string. In volume, this concert of sand can be as loud as the sound of a helicopter flying over your head."

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Her website: geeven.nl/

There's a specific Singing Sand site, but until Tumblr get smacked down on their "default opt-in" nonsense ( 101, numpties) you can make your own way to that one.

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