The Well instillation is a human scale version of the ancient musical instrument, the Mbria.
The Well leverages the movement of the ancient musical instrument, the Mbria, and expands the playing surface from a hand held instrument into a large, two-sided public art instrument. By scaling the Mbria, the Well encourages partnership, creativity and improvisation by incorporating interesting tuning relationships across the sixty available notes on each face.
The Well, much like the ancient Mbria, is a very basic instrument that is easily understood and accessible by users of many abilities and skill levels. Play the Well by yourself, with a friend or invite a passerby to join – you might make a new friend!