locus sonus > audio in art
Lab 2007/2009: Julien Clauss, Alejandro Duque, Scott Fitzgerald, Jérôme Joy, Anne Roquigny, Peter Sinclair.
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Francis Bacon

New Atlantis (1614)

"We have also sound-houses, where we practise and demonstrate all
sounds and their generation. We have harmony which you have not, of
quarter-sounds and lesser slides of sounds. Divers instruments of
music likewise to you unknown, some sweeter than any you have; with
bells and rings that are dainty and sweet. We represent small sounds
as great and deep, likewise great sounds extenuate and sharp; we make
divers tremblings and warblings of sounds, which in their original
are entire. We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and
letters, and the voices and notes of beasts and birds. We have
certain helps which, set to the ear, do further the hearing greatly;
we have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the
voice many times, and, as it were, tossing it; and some that give
back the voice louder than it came, some shriller and some deeper;
yea, some rendering the voice, differing in the letters or articulate
sound from that they receive. We have all means to convey sounds in
trunks and pipes, in strange lines and distances.”