"American trains mourn. Their horns are haunting, especially in the dark. There’s a funereal yearning to them. It’s a distant sonic truth. It may be the real sound of the American landscape." - Warren Ellis
Tura - Medieval Irish Cross Slab, Co. Donegal
Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949
whitetail-music said: is that a waterphone?
Nope, it’s a metal disk cut to have tines radiating from it. It’s attached to a a wooden shelf-like thing, along with a bunch of other objects. He has contact mics clamped to the structure and it’s amplified, so he can get all kinds of sounds from it in different ways.
Max Ernst. Rahmenmaá. 1929.
Glenveagh Valley, Co. Donegal