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At present there is only one installation on site but we hope to have more and are always open to suggestions and looking for collaborative opportunities. It is intended that as ‘Field Notes’ was commissioned to celebrate the wind farm and works with the wind, there will be a similarly commissioned piece in the near future that works with light.

Field Notes

At the entrance to the Windfarm and Solar Park visitors see an arresting group of tall poles, topped by clay flutes, grouped just inside the gate. If they only look at them they miss half the beauty of this work. Wander among them to hear ever-changing sounds produced by the wind resonating across the flutes, each fashioned with frequencies across an octave.

This piece was made by Will Menter, an English musician who builds large unique instruments. Nearly all his work now is involved in making pieces from natural materials and often placed outside to be hit or knocked by people or other forces. For more information about his work visit

He was commissioned by Adam Twine to make a piece for Westmill Windfarm.

There were two challenges.

How to make a piece which fitted in with the shape and scale of the turbines without being dwarfed by them or spoiling the view of them. He chose to position his piece near the gateway so it was far from the turbines and near to passing visitors. He made it from a series of strong verticals echoing the wind turbines and allowing glimpses of the turbines through and beyond them.

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Wind farm location: Westmill Wind Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH - beside A420 and off B4508