The Weather Warlock, which was installed in the legendary Miami bar GRAMPS a few years ago, is now streaming live throughout Hurricane Irma’s journey through Florida. Created by New Orleans music legend Mr. Quintron following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the 7-ft tall esoteric instrument reads the outside temperature, wind, sunlight, and rain and synthesizes the signal into a droning, oscillating sonic landscape.
From his 2015 interview with The Guardian:
“I wanted its sounds to be mostly beautiful,” says Q, who sculpted the sound palette partly for his own therapeutic purposes. “When I first built it, it was screeching horror, white noise static, sharp-edged oscillations. I slowly worked it into what I wanted it to be: harmonious sounds. But I do still have some ugly ones – lightning would be one of those. And sometimes before sunset it emits some atonal surprising things.”
Click here to tune into the Weather Warlock live stream via GRAMPS’ Mixlr account.
For our friends, family, and followers in the area, we’ll be watching and praying that this mega-cane passes over with out any major damage. In the case that things get crazy, we’ll keep the Hurricane Wish-List going to send supplies into the region once Irma has passed through. If an evacuation is ordered for your city, oscillate yourselves to higher ground. Be safe!
Photo credit: The Great Big Story