Strength of tide, saltiness of water and other factors will affect the sound coming from this floating installation.

This article titled “Newcastle floating artwork turns river into music” was written by Mark Brown, arts correspondent, for The Guardian on Wednesday 21st March 2012 16.21 UTC

There’s a turbidatron and a salinity sampler sequencer and various bits of musical machinery to create gurgling or plinky sounds depending on a whole range of factors from tide strength to the saltiness of the river Tyne.

Called Flow and commissioned as part of the Cultural Olympiad, the floating artwork, which had its first preview on Wednesday before its public opening on Sunday, is one of the more unusual things to have appeared on the river.

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