today's google doodle re Bartolomeo Cristofori and the invention of the piano - led me to this article:
wherein i learned this:
Cristofori "was able to solve the problem of the hammer striking the string but not remaining in contact with it and dampening the sound."
and so I went back and looked at the google doodle - and watched the mechanics of the damper lifting to make way for sound, and how the hammer was launched, and how it's return motion was absorbed and it was readied for another hit...it is a beautiful motion which is perfect for the expressive and artistic opportunity it's physics portends.
thanks google for the enticement.
is a good launching pad
which leads logically to:
where you can really here what they were talking about.
But I got curious about Delia Derbyshire. She seemed to be someone special ...you could tell by the way she spoke about sound - she had a unique engineer's perspective on translating emotion to sound.
such as this
made me think of Soiuxsie mixed with Tones on Tail.
that is the coolest thing i've heard in a while.
so much drama captured so sparingly. it keeps chattering and you just must keep listening, like it's one long sentence you are happily committed to allowing be delivered without interruption.
so lastly, for the voracious - a great audio walkthrough:
"A few weeks ago Margot Wallström, the Swedish foreign minister, denounced the subjugation of women in Saudi Arabia. As the theocratic kingdom prevents women from travelling, conducting official business or marrying without the permission of male guardians, and as girls can be forced into child marriages where they are effectively raped by old men, she was telling no more than the truth. Wallström went on to condemn the Saudi courts for ordering that Raif Badawi receive ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website that championed secularism and free speech. These were ‘mediaeval methods’, she said, and a ‘cruel attempt to silence modern forms of expression’. And once again, who can argue with that?"
"The backlash followed the pattern set by Rushdie, the Danish cartoons and Hebdo. Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador and stopped issuing visas to Swedish businessmen. The United Arab Emirates joined it. The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation, which represents 56 Muslim-majority states, accused Sweden of failing to respect the world’s ‘rich and varied ethical standards’ — standards so rich and varied, apparently, they include the flogging of bloggers and encouragement of paedophiles. Meanwhile, the Gulf Co-operation Council condemned her ‘unaccept-able interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’, and I wouldn’t bet against anti-Swedish riots following soon."
- University of KentuckyBA- Interior Design, 1988 - 1991
- University of Wisconsin-MadisonInterior Design, 1986 - 1988
- Full Sail UniversityAudio Engineering, 2001 - 2002
- Northfiled Mount Hermon SchoolGeneral, 1983 - 1986
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