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If Coleridge were still alive he would send you his Aeolian Harp. ;) Wonderful site!
great resource! I will be in touch about my recent sound art work, and how it relates to the history of inscription. Thanks for creating this.
It is a pity there is not a brick and mortar counterpart. It would be high on my list of destinations, imaginary or not.
What a wonderful project!
What a wonderful curatorial project, congratulations! I will certainly be back for more. It would be wonderful to present some of this work at Goldsmiths, London!
Excellent and thanks, I’ll be back too.
Thanks for curating this wonderful resource for the artistic dreamer. Favourite: the Song Siphon.
Great and interesting place
This is wonderful. I do wish you would give the source/whereabouts for some of the images, such as Oppenheim’s Portrait of Busconi.
We do try to provide information about the images whenever possible, though sometimes it can be surprisingly difficult to trace images found on the internet. You may have already found this, but Oppenheimer’s portrait of Busoni is held in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.
Just found your magical, mind-boggling exhibits. How clever! What prompted your idea for this Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments?
Thanks for your comment. Deirdre and I were colleagues in graduate school and shared an interest in sound technology and historical oddities. After it became clear through our conversations that we were both informally keeping running catalogs of imaginary instruments that we had encountered in our studies, one day we hatched the notion (perhaps originally in jest!) of sharing these things with the public. Given the immaterial nature of our “objects,” an online museum seemed an obvious way to go.
Una maravilla, los felicito!
This site is a spark for the imagination
Nice work guys!
Thanks! I’ll be back again for more visits…
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