"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


16/03/2012

Sonambient

"You may gently touch to play Bertoia sounding sculpture"

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The famous designer Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) started to build sound sculptures in 1960.
He titled them as "Sonambient" . Many metals were used for the rods, the most common
being beryllium copper. Some rods are capped with cylinders of metal which, by their weight,
accentuate the swaying of the tonal rods. These sculptures are manipulated by hand or by wind to
generate different sounds and tones.

A serie of eleven LPs were published by Harry Bertoia himself,
and some of them are re-edited today ... here



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