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This work documents my search for the tones of the Listening Glasses in “the whistling of the wind, the rumbling of carriage wheels [and] the splashing of water” (1954, 44) as Helmholtz claimed to have done. I took a series of glasses outside and recorded my investigations using binaural (in ear) microphones. Initially developed as a means of documenting the effects of the Listening Glasses, the recordings have since been exhibited as an installation accompanied by two leaflets, one in the “voice” of Helmholtz, another giving a short introduction to the aims of the piece.

Audio from
Two resonators, Lea Bridge Road, London

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