I designed Hole #12 of the artist-built mini-golf course at Can Can Wonderland to be a high-altitude, low-tech, sound-making experience full of discovery.
Music Mountain was completed with help from talented co-builders and a small army of dedicated volunteers, donations from local musical instrument repair shops, and mural art by Rock "Cyfi" Martinez.
Check out Can Can's promotional video for Music Mountain HERE and in the image gallery.
Original concept selected by Can Can Wonderland.
That's me during the first days of assembly in November 2015.
Primary structure built with Alex Olsen (top left) using surplus truss beams from the Minnesota Opera.
Adjustable prototype ramp and early launch testing mockup.
Layers of play planning.
The first load of brass arrived!
Installation of Dibond aluminum composite sheets in progress on the north face of Music Mountain.
Brass, drums, piano boards and Dibond in place. It's coming together...
Lots of help on final push from Team Yes, Let's! and former design students at UW-Stout.
Form development, concept sketches and build planning drawings.
Music Mountain open to the public, next to Hole #13, American Zen. Mural art by Rock "Cyfi" Martinez.