Sensations of Tone: Acoustic Instruments and the Sight of Sound (2010)

Presentation Date: 

Monday, October 25, 2010


Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This exhibition featured 19th century acoustic instruments that made sound visible through ribbons of light, vibrating flames, and patterns of sand.  It was part of a larger program, “Sensations of Tone: Wave Physics and the Creative Arts,” in which spectral music was performed by soprano Jane Sheldon and the Firebird Ensemble in the exhibition gallery.

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