The water sculpture is activated by a series of sensors, which are triggered by the movement of passers by. Different configurations of activity are generated by different pools, depending on how many sensors are activated at anyone time. The Singing Pools draw attention to the surface of the water and its reflective qualities. They highlight the natural beauty of the area in which they are installed by introducing an element that distorts and interrupts it, turning calm waters into turbulent waters for just a few moments before the stillness gently returns.
Singing Pools were first installed at Klankenbos, Neerpelt in Belgium as part of a collection of permanent Sonic Art Sculptures in the open air.