Soundgarden Named After “A Sound Garden” In Seattle, Washington

Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Chris Cornell, Hiro Yamamoto and Kim Thayil.  They named themselves after this wind-channeling pipe sculpture, “A Sound Garden,” located on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration property next to Magnuson Park, Seattle.

A Sound Garden Sound Garden Band Name Magnuson Park Seattle “A Sound Garden” by Doug Hollis was dedicated in 1982 two years before Soundgarden (the band) was formed.

A Sound Garden Magnuson Park Seattle Soundgarden Band Name

It is a towering installation on a hilltop overlooking Lake Washington.  It is constructed with a number of metal tubes on weathervane-like apparatus that catch the wind and moan eerily.  The pipes and reverberating metal create eerie but soothing music as the wind passes through.

Here’s the google earth view link of “A Sound Garden.”

Magnuson Park 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-526-6163) 


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