WRITING SOUND :::: BY DANIELA CASCELLA
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A fragment by Gerard Manley Hopkins:
Posted on 7 February 2013 at 9:07 am in Uncategorized | RSS feed
“The first known device for recording airborne speech, music and other sounds is thephonautograph, patented in 1857 by French typesetter and inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. In this device, sound waves traveling through the air vibrated a parchment diaphragm which was linked to a bristle, and the bristle traced a line through a thin coating of soot on a sheet of paper wrapped around a rotating cylinder. The sound vibrations were recorded as undulations or other irregularities in the traced line.
In 2008, phonautograph recordings made by Scott were played back as sound by American audio historians, who used optical scanning and computer processing to convert the traced waveforms into digital audio files.”
Do the hands of the potter at his wheel forming clay act the same way..etching sound waves into the clay which might be “played back” using the same technology? Imagine the sound ‘stored’ in a Egyptian, Greek or Chinese vase.,
hello mike have you read ‘deep time of the media’ by sigfried zielinski? you might find something there too!
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