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Re: Helmholtz, Eno, Partch, and frequency

What you describe almost sounds like the instrument-of-a-sort that the
captain of "Dark Star" played in his relaxing time... :)

Stephen Goodman
EarthLight Productions * http://www.earthlight.net

"Allan Hoeltje" <ahoeltje@best.com> put forth:
> This gives me an idea for a sound installation.  A bunch of glass tubes 
> various lengths and diameters, each filled with a different colored 
> slowly (and randomly?) raises and lowers, each tube has a microphone
running to
> its own looper unit, each looper has a different loop length.  Place this
is a
> public setting, like a coffee shop, and let it go.  A Helmholtz/Eno 
> -Allan
> Larry Tremblay wrote:
> > > Interesting you mention Hemholtz.  I'm reading a 1936 book "Science
> > > Music" which uses Hemholtz's "Harmonic Resonance Chambers" as 
> > a
> > > basis for discussing the differences between a tone (tuning fork) and
> > > 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
> > sympathetically
> > > resonate with whatever sound was being produced near them and thus 
> > could
> > > 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.
> >