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STONES

sounding

Through its sound the stone tells us about its origin. 
When stones resonate, we are listening to the Earth's diary

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On this page you will find: Chlorite Slate Lithophone, Hybrid Lithophone , S-shaped Lithophone , Spiral Lithophone , Quint Stones, Octave Stone Play,  Double Bass Stone, Overtone Lithophone , Stone Miraphone and Stone Wings.

Chlorite Slate Lithophone

aus Chloritschiefer


Basaltic rock has suffered strong pressure and heat in the earth's interior due to tectonic subsidence and has transformed into slate rock. It is interesting that it is precisely this stone that can emit such long resonating, liberated sounds. By striking, rubbing or stroking it, different nuances of sound are created. 

Trapezoidal sound plates are struck with rubber mallets or rubbed with wooden and ceramic mallets.
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Overtone Lithophone

Obertonlithophon

The chlorite slate lithophone ranges from the fundamental on double bass G to the 48th overtone on d''''', so it has a range of 5 octaves and a fifth. At the end of the video, a tubular gong is also played from the 3rd to the 14th overtone

S-shaped Lithophone

S-Litophon

The instrument consists of 2 different pentatonic scales that are offset by a semitone. If only one side is played, it always sounds harmonious. If another player responds on the opposite side, the tones are different, but also in a harmonic context. If both musicians play together, they are out of harmony. However, the music can now become more complex and expressive.
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Stone Miraphone