The Art of Noise

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The Art of Noise

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

The Art of Noises - Futurist Manifesto “L'arte dei rumori (The art of noises) takes the form of a letter from artist and instrument builder Luigi Russolo to the musician Francesco Balilla Pratell…

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Telharmonium

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Telharmonium

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The Telharmonium - An Apparatus for the Electrical Generation and Transmission of Music In 1895 Thaddeus Cahill submitted his first patent for the Telharmonium “The Art of and Apparatus for Gener…

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Perforated Disk Siren

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Perforated Disk Siren

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Perforated Disk Siren From the Smithsonian, Museum of Natural History. Woodwind instruments are some of the oldest used instruments, and several flutes have been discovered which date between 35,0…

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Thomas Alva Edison’s Phonograph

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Thomas Alva Edison’s Phonograph

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

This document includes historical insight on Edison’s Tinfoil Phonograph, including presenting it to President Rutherford B. Hayes, as well as a demonstration to live audience. Visit Source 1 Vi…

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Discogs

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Discogs

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This document includes a permanent record of vinyl recordings mentioned in the IEEE REACH Electronic Music Inquiry Unit made available via Discogs.com. Discogs does not require a login and provides…

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Cahill Patent

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Cahill Patent

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Thaddeus Cahill's Patent: Art of and Apparatus For Generating and Distributing Music Electronically This document includes all ten photos from the Thaddeus Cahill patent and some of the written doc…

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Khufu Pyramid Complex

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Khufu Pyramid Complex

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

The Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu, constructed c. 2580 – c. 2560 BCE, is the tallest pyramid in Giza and the largest ever constructed in Egypt.  Made of limestone and originally reaching a height …

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The “Esagila” Tablet

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The “Esagila” Tablet

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A tablet of neo-Babylonian mathematical text that references, The Etemenanki, a ziggurat presumed to be the biblical “Tower of Babel”, or the "House of the Foundation of Heaven and Earth" (Genesi…

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