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The museum of imaginary musical instruments August 29, by Faena Aleph Posted in: Eccentricity The dream of reason produces monsters, which is also true in the case of music. From an evolutionary point of view, imagining allows us to survive as a species by uniting in the mind the resources around us to combine them in our favor.
Imagining, however, is also an uncontainable force. In certain circumstances it is an impulse that comes dangerously close to the limits of reality to almost transcend it, or at least force it to the impossible. Paradoxically, it is possible to imagine something that is impossible.
This is the case of the musical instruments that we present here. Or, rather, the museum that exhibits them. Not a physical space, but one that corresponds to the boundless inventions that it holds, a virtual location: A website that gathers together prototypes that were once sketched but were never built, because, since their origin, they were conceived as impossible.
The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments has ordered its collection into diverse categories: Auditive Extensions apparatus to assist listeningMusica Ex machina automated musicTechnological Chimeras a crossover of techniques, perceptions, possibilities, etc.
The curators are Deirdre Loughridge, assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a specialist in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Thomas Patteson, a writer and member of the Faculty of Music Studies at the Curtis Music Institute in Philadelphia.
As a way of stimulus, Faena Aleph presents a brief selection:Author’s Bio.
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