Information table for regular
uploads of new aeolian articles, new original texts and new sounds
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Added several new texts on the (military and other) uses of Pigeon Whistles.
Added new text on pigeon whistles in military use in France.
Added new text on Aeolian Harps by Billert; found in Mendel; Musikalisches Lexikon 1870
Added new text by H.C.Koch (Musikalisches Lexikon anno 1801) on the Aeolian Harp and his trials with the instrument.
Added new text and new pictures on the Austrian way of resin production using black-pines.
New Pigeon Instrument! The Musical Pigeon-Bow; an application of the Japanese "Unari"-type kite bow..
Added a page with some pigeon whistles Taubenpfeifen
Added a copy of "Die Äolsharfe - ein allegorischer Traum" by Dalberg, Johann Friedrich Hugo
Added a copy of Kastner's "La Harpe d'Éole" Troisième partie.
"On the singing of telegraph wires", "Über das Singen der Telegraphendrähte"; ein Original Artikel von 1852.
Article by Johann Jakob Hofmann "Aeolium Instrumentum" in his Lexicon Universale; the first mentioning of the name "Aeolian Harp" for the windharp.
Added a copy of Kastner's "La Harpe d'Éole" Deuxième partie.
Added a copy of "Les Harpes Eoliennes"; an overview on aeolian harps dating from 1883.
Added an article on the Stone Whistles of the Ardenne Mountains in Belgium
NEW: Happily completed - Our book :
"Musiques du Vent" Musics of the Wind (currently in French, translations in English and German planned)
Added an article on Aeolian Harp-trials done by C.F.Quandt in 1795
Added German translation of Harned Pettus Hoose's "Peking Pigeons and Pigeon Flutes, a lecture held in Peking in 1938.
New sound added: Aeolian Tones at holes of a metal-tube construction...
Plants in building kites and wind-powered Aeolian musical Instruments
Totally High-Tec or not...?
L'Attaque et la Défense des Pigeons Messagers; a French original article and German translation on the defense of messenger pigeons by means of pigeon whistles.
Added a French original article and its German translation on Pigeon Whistles in Beijing
Added a copy of Hans Plischke's "Der Fischdrachen", a very informative article on fishing kites of the Pacific Ocean islands
Little Correspondence article by Christin Friedrich Quandt on the aeolian harp (in German)
Article on the "Animo-Cord", an instrument after the principle of the aeolian harp, but with keyboard like a piano...
Letter of Johann Bernoulli/ Bale (Suisse) concerning the "weatherharp". See transcription.
New original text by Matthew Young (German translation) on the Theory of the Aeolian Harp.
New original text "On the Aeolian Harp" by William Jones written in 1781
Presentation of the "Standard Aeolian Harp". On request.it will be built for you...
New sound added. Original Vietnamese Cai-Sao Kite Flute in flight...
Transcription of Athanasius Kircher's first description of the Aeolian Harp.
New pictures of Javanese pigeon-flutes
New type of aeolian flute: Open Labial Organ Flutes transformed for natural wind
New original text on Chladni sound patterns by J.G.Voigt with english translation.
A practical guide on the method of generating Chladni sound patterns.
New instrument: The Door-Aeolian-Harp. A nice toy for stormy autumn days...
New sound generated by wind directly at the cables of transmission lines (friction tones!
New part on sounds generated at transmission line cables
Translated the whole Aeolian Harp page into english...
New article "Teltschik-Turm" on sounds generated at banisters in an observation tower...
New sound examples: "Hanging Aeolian Harp" with braided strings...
"Longstring Aeolian Harp" with polyfil twisted steel string...
Text on the trials on the "Arpa Meteorologica" done by Berrettari in 1790 in Pistoia/ Italy.
(Longstring Aeolian Harp)
New text on the "Giant Weather Harp" of 1787, an aeolian harp for better weather forecast in Basel/ Suisse.
Visible sound...? The beautiful sound figures of E.F.F.Chladni.
A new original text on Cesare Gattoni's work done in 1785 in Italy on the longstring-Aeolian Harp, the "Giant Weatherharp" (in Italian and German only!)
Readable picture of the very first original text on the Aeolian Harp.
Athanasius Kircher's pages on "machina harmonica automata" or "machinamentum X." in his "Musurgia Universalis (written in Latin)
New original text on the Aeolian Harp of Kircher's "Phonurgia Nova" (German translation dating from A.D.1673)
New original text on papermaking in a papermaking village in Hanoi/ Vietnam.
New page on paper as a part of kites and of our daily life - in German only!
New page on the Cambodian Khlèng Èk musical kite...
Bamboo-Propeller (baling-baling)-page translated into English...
Updated the bibliography, new articles mainly on aeolian harps.
Translation of the "gap-tones" page into English...
A new site on the "Goura"
the only mouthblown stringed wind musical instrument around the world...
Added a new text on the old Hawaiian technique of twisting cords on the bare thighs.
Also a note of Lord Rayleigh from 1884 on an experiment he made in his bathtub - pure fluid mechanics...
Improved page on Rosin and translated it into English.
"Pinjakan" bamboo propellers ("baling-baling ") an exceptional noisemaker...
New page: Gap-Tones. Generation of tones at door-/ window-slits...
A copy of an article of the Vietnam News/ Vietnam Agency on Vietnam Flute Kites
Added two new sounds generated by the wind at door-gaps in a stairwell.
A low-pitched double-tone at a narrow but wide slit at the door's bottom and
a high-pitched double-tone at the vertical part of the doorframe (just two edges)
Added a few new texts/ poems/ pictures to the Aeolian Harp site.
Added a typical background noise at a location of beautiful aeolian harps.
A new text on the Chinese custom of "pigeon-warfaring" (considering a non musical aspect...)
Kite Flutes from Kalimantan-Island/ Indonesia (with sound example)
A sound example of the "Hanging Windharp"
New texts on the "Goura" or "Lesiba" a close relative to the Aeolian Harp and the Musical Kite Bow.
Aeolian Harp forever... some "new" old texts and pictures of old windharp sites some 200 years ago...
Some new pictures and text on the famous "Weibertreu" Aeolian-Harps
A new original text on "Aeolian Bamboo-Organs" in the southern part of the Salomon-Islands.
A new text on the continuation of Gattoni's longstring experiments by Mr.Ventan in Basle, Switzerland.
Bamboo-Aeolian-Organ; an old Multitone Aeolian Flute made of a Bamboo-culm.
"Wind-Harmonica"; a sound generated by an Aeolian Harmonica.
"Edgetone"; a sound generated by friction-vortexes at a doorframe by the natural wind.
A new original text in German by
Vincenc Cénék Strouhal "Über eine besondere Art der Tonerregung"
An excerpt of his habilitation work (Univ. Würzburg, Germany) on a new method of tone/ sound-generation. Basics on the Aeolian Harp and other stringed Aeolian Instruments.
"Wire tones" and "Friction tones".
A new page on resin, rosin and good music
A new recording: FLAT Steel Wire on the Longstring Aeolian Harp.
A new text on the first mentioning of the Aeolian Harp/ Wind Harp.
In Musurgia Universalis by Athanasius Kircher, Rome/ Italy A.D.1650) and also its first mentioning in Europe as a musical instrument inside of kites.
The Aeolian Harp. The instrument and its mysteries.
A new text, a copy from the newspaper "Vietnam News" on the Vietnamese Flute Kites.
The tin-can aeolian harp, a simple wind instrument.
Nice text with b/w picture from 1890 "La Nature" on the musical kite of Tonking (in French)
Some new Pigeon Whistles.
The German "Windhexe" (= wind-witch), an aeolian wind musical instrument in architecture.
A new kite instrument, the "uli-uli" from Sumatra-Island.
Some new pictures of pigeon whistles from Indonesia.
The mysterious "Wolf-Tile" (tuile à loup, Wolfsziegel), a sounding tile in old rural houses of Russia and Europe...
The "Toulouhou", "Cicada" or "Waldteufel", a children's toy...for making some awful noise.
The Longstring Aeolian Harp. Hommage to the Giant Weather-Harp built by Abbate Gattoni in Italy in 1785.
Singing Portuguese Windmills. Aeolian Flutes on Portuguese Windmills.
Bamboo; on processing bamboo.
Some new sounds were added.
New article in the "Physics" part on the "von Kármán-Vortex-Streets (Animated)" behind the swinging musical string and the induction of a tone....
Some nice new sounds of my old aeolian harp, sounds of kite lines etc. and a longstring aeolian harp following the experiments of Mr.Gattoni/ Como (Italy) in the year 1785. Have fun with it!
Some pictures of Aeolian Instruments from Dieppe/F and Berck-sur-Mer/F Sound Gardens.
The next sound-garden event hopefully will be at the LÜNEN-kite festival 15-17.10.1999 (Germany).
Literature updated (Musical instruments for kites, aeolian instruments in general, pigeon flutes)
New pages on rope-tail making from natural fibres.
New text on Cai-Sao kite flute (German translation of the French original) with picture.
Pigeon Flutes. A page with pictures and sound example on the nearest "relatives" of Kite flutes.
Sound examples; How were they made?
A new short "Zanonia" page on the legendary flying seed, with pictures, in German.
Gray, John Henry (M.A. LL.D.)
A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People
London, Macmillan and Co. 1878, Vol.1, pp.269-270
In English; excerpt of a text, describing the pastime of kite flying in China, citation of metallic strings in sound-kites
Sur le Cerf-Volant Musical de Cambodge
La Nature, Vol.9, Nr. 404, 26.2.1881; pp.202-203
In French; citation of an original article on the Cambodian Musical kite. (Klaing Aik/ Klén èk)
An excerpt of
"Guide to the Exhibition of the Chinese Collections of the American Museum of Natural History"
In English; describing the collection of pigeon whistles of the AMNH.
"Indian Forester" of Jan. 1976.
In English; excerpt, describes the famous "Plaintive or weeping Bamboo".
Hoose, Harned Pettus
Peking Pigeons and Pigeon-Flutes
In English; excerpts from a lecture delivered in 1938 at the
"College of Chinese Studies at the California College in China at Peking"
Étude sur les Rites Agraires des Cambodgiens
Tome II, Paris Mouton &Co., La Haye, 1964 pp. 490-491 ( Übersetzung aus dem Französischen; Auszug des Textes;
German translation of the french orig. text with a decription of the manufacturing of an Èk, the Cambodian Version of a kite bow, making a very special sound like the "miou" of the cats.
Les Cerfs-Volants des Chinois
La Nature, 1888; Vol.16, Pt.1, pp.44-46 (Excerpt of the text)
English version of another text on the "Cai-sao" kite flute.
Mahillon, Victor Charles
Cataloque Descriptif et Analytique du Musée Instrumental Du Conservatoire Royal De Musique De Bruxelles, 1833-1922
Bruxelles, Vol.3, pp.310-311
German translation of the french orig. text with a description of the tuning and musical performance of the "Cai-Sao" kite flute
Jeux de cerfs volants (2)
In : Activités de la Société Enfantine Annamite du Tonkin
Edit.:Institut Indochinois pour l’Étude de l’Homme
1943, Band 6, pp.114-119, pp. 94,95 Abb. VI und VII
Reprint under the titel "Jeux d'enfants du Vietnam", Ed. Sudestasie, 1985
German translation of the french original text on the Dieu Vang kite from the Tonking district in Vietnam, the original way of construction using nothing but natural materials. Its special kite flute "Cai-Sao":
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