Wind machine

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This article is about the musical instrument. For the wind generator used for skydiving practice, see vertical wind tunnel.
Historical wind machine (c. 1900) at the Konzerthaus in Ravensburg, Germany
A modern Wind Machine during the performance of Vaughan Williams's Sinfonia antartica by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2013.

The wind machine (also called aeoliphone) is a specialist musical instrument used to produce the sound of wind. One type uses an electric fan with wooden slats added to produce the required sound. More frequently, a wooden drum equipped with wooden rods and a handle is rubbed against a weighted canvas when the handle is turned, making a swooshing sound.

Classic works that use the instrument:

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