Leonardo Music Journal Vol 22 (Acoustics) has just been published by MIT Press, and features a peer reviewed Rainwire paper :
Burraston, D. (2012) Environmental Sonification of Rainfall with Long Wire Instruments. Leonardo Music Journal 22 pp 11-14 (MIT Press).
Environmental sonification of rainfall events using large-scale long wire instruments is presented. After a brief historical introduction of long wires and their relationship to the Aeolian harp, some aspects of construction and recording techniques are discussed. Observations of rainfall-induced vibrations on long wire audio recordings are then presented.