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Re: Helmholtz, Eno, Partch, and frequency
This gives me an idea for a sound installation. A bunch of glass tubes of
various lengths and diameters, each filled with a different colored liquid
slowly (and randomly?) raises and lowers, each tube has a microphone
its own looper unit, each looper has a different loop length. Place this
public setting, like a coffee shop, and let it go. A Helmholtz/Eno Organ?
Larry Tremblay wrote:
> > Interesting you mention Hemholtz. I'm reading a 1936 book "Science and
> > Music" which uses Hemholtz's "Harmonic Resonance Chambers" as examples
> > basis for discussing the differences between a tone (tuning fork) and a
> > musical note (many harmonic properties.) The resonance chambers were
> > tubes filled with a differing amouts of liquid, with a pipette at the
> > you could stick in your ear to listen to. These tubes would
> > resonate with whatever sound was being produced near them and thus you
> > find the harmonic components of any sound by creating the sound and
> > listening to which resonators were active.
> Great, a Helmholtz fan! BTW, Edgar Varese was inspired
> by Helmholtz's experiments with sirens. The resonant
> chambers experiments inspired Harry Partch and other to
> build similar devices.