ARRIVAL POINT I: DARRIEUS WIND TURBINE

My first point of arrival is the Darrieus Wind Turbine in Île du Havre aux Maisons. A human-made structure intended to harness wind energy to create electricity, it's been inoperable for years due to structural instability. So it sits still, like a silent beacon on the landscape. The landscape surrounding it is an endless sea of dunes and mounds that are filled with shrubby and coarse vegetation due to glaciation and wind. 

Approaching the Éolienne (wind turbine), I wondered how the wind was impacting it, even though it wasn't moving. So I stuck a contact mic to the steel and listened. The structure is silently singing, murmuring. Below is a recording. 

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