Monday, December 27, 2010

Strange Lines and Distances

‎"We have also sound houses, where we practice and demonstrate all sounds and their generation...Divers instruments of music likewise to you unknown...likewise divers trembling and warblings of sounds, which in their original are entire...We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice...We have ...also means to convey sounds in tubes and pipes, in strange lines and distances..."

Francis Bacon's 'Bensalemians', dwellers of Atlantis, describing their music in New Atlantis (1626).

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