About the Project

Windspun, a musical sculpture installed by Liz Phillips in the windmill tower of the Bronx Frontier Ranch at Hunts Point on the East River, used electrical energy generated by the windmill to produce changing sounds. These sounds were determined by the wind’s speed, direction, and resonant frequency of the windmill’s tower and blades.


The windmill, known as “Aeolus,” also produced electricity for the composting operation of the Bronx Frontier Development Corporation, a provider of compost and topsoil for gardens in the South Bronx.




Liz Phillips