Thanksgiving Is Ruined
June 14, 2011
Here's the great and timeless Alan Vega, speaking about his artistic practice, as he segues into discussion of his favorite musical note:
. . . It's like listening to one sound of music, continuously. [sculpts arc in air, with right hand] And it just changes on its own. [sine wave motion] It never changes, but it changes in your mind.
The above is from an interview viewable on the website of London's Isis Gallery, approx. 8+1/2 minutes in, here.
[who, as a youth was fascinated with astronomy and built his own telescopes,(as stated in the above-linked interview, and mentioned too here, at the time of his terrific 2002 show at Deitch)
possibly have guessed that, someday, astronomical measurements would identify none other than B♭ as the note emitted by the black hole at the center of the galaxy cluster in the Perseus constellation
, as discussed on the NASA website, here?(not where the star Vega is located, unfortunately)
And that B♭ might be what John Rockwell speculatively called a note of "cosmic implication," perhaps even "the acoustical bedrock of the universe"? (in 2004, see here)
What if you wanted to watch the Alan Vega interview while listing to a sustained B♭ tone?
Or, better yet, to listen to the note underneath Suicide's "Cheree" (a perfect match)?
Then TiR would suggest that you make simultaneous use of Seventh String's on-line tuning fork, here.
We believe that 116.54 Hz works best.
Be sure to set "Note Duration" for "Play until stopped."