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IRCAM: The Quiet House Of Sound : NPR

A mecca for classical composers looking for ways to bridge music and technology, IRCAM in Paris has been an incubator for some of the most compelling developments in contemporary classical music and acoustics of the past three decades.

30ft and 20ft Sound Mirrors at Greatstone - The Sound Mirrors, also known as Acoustic Mirrors, Concrete Dishes or Listening Ears, are large concrete structures built between 1928-30. They were designed to pick up the sound of approaching enemy aircraft. Sound waves were caught in the belly of the mirror and relayed back through microphones and a stethoscope to an operator who raised the alarm. The mirrors effectively gave Britain a fifteen-minute warning of an impending attack.

Denge Sound Mirrors, Lydd, Kent: fine examples of early attempt at an early warning system.

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Sound mirrors - earliest form of air raid warning unearthed on coast

Sound mirrors - the earliest form of air raid warning - unearthed on South Coast - Archaeology - Science - The Independent

LOVE THIS!  Sound art that fits in an environment... would love to come across these on a hike somewhere!

Pietre Sonore - Sounding Stones: sculptures, often made of limestone, that he used to play with his hands or with small rocks.

The Cool Hunter - Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

The Sound-Activated Dress - YouTube

This dress is fitted with custom-built electronics which respond to sound. Part of the Wired Wear series by artist Heidi Kumao.

RA News: Walls remix Daphne Oram for Sound Houses

RA News: Walls remix Daphne Oram for Sound Houses

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