SALT LAKE CITY — If you hear the drums echoing tonight, it might be because you’re in the vicinity of the newest installation in the Namib Desert.
- According to BBC News, the installation is comprised of six speakers attached to an MP3 player with one track and it’s powered by solar batteries.
- Siedentopf has installed the speakers in an undisclosed location in the Namib, but he has provided a marginally helpful map for the curious.
Siedentopf’s goal is to “pay the song the ultimate homage” by letting Toto play “for all eternity” in the 55-million-year-old desert, according to the BBC. He hopes it will play for another 55 million years.
Local reactions: According to Siedentopf, local reactions to his installation have been mixed. "Some (Namibians) love it and some say it's probably the worst sound installation ever,” he said. He added that he considers both responses “a great compliment.”
It is not yet confirmed if the rains of Africa have been “blessed” by the installation’s presence.