Wow, I wonder what it would be like to have one of these in the holler? I have several wind chimes hanging on my porch. It's a treat just to sit there, feel the wind, and listen to how it interacts with each of the chimes -- sometimes one or two, sometimes all at once! I think it would be awesome to have some pipes out in the yard.
In 2007, artist Luke Jerram interviewed a Qanat desert well digger in Iran who told him about wells singing in the wind. This inspired Jerram to explore the acoustics of architecture further. The Aeolus is the result of his research.
Jerram's Aeolus website has a lot of info about the project, photos, an awesome recording of the Aeolus (without people voices) and other videos. The video below was interesting to me also because you can hear people talking about it as they experience the Aeolus.
Read the story at news.discovery.com
Canary Wharf is in London; the Aeolus will be there until May 10, 2012.