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By David Pantalony

Rudolph Koenig was once one of many extra prolific and vibrant software makers within the well known nineteenth-century precision software exchange of Paris. starting his profession as a violin maker, in 1858 the younger Prussian immigrant shifted his abilities in the direction of the transforming into box of acoustics. Altered Sensations is a portrait of his bright atelier, a spot of development, trade and test. For over 40 years it used to be additionally a favored assembly position for scientists, artisans, musicians and lecturers. utilizing archival and assortment learn from throughout North American and Europe, David Pantalony has traced the cloth and social impacts of this area at the improvement of contemporary acoustics. particularly, he has unique the way during which Koenig converted, prolonged, unfold and challenged Hermann von Helmholtz's Sensations of Tone.

A huge a part of the examine on Koenig comes from the particular items of his workshop which live on in museums and collections all over the world. the second one component to Altered Sensations offers a list Raisonné of Koenig’s whole line of tools, together with their heritage, info from particular examples, destinations, and references within the literature. This catalogue will function a pragmatic consultant for curators and researchers in addition to a entire assessment of nineteenth-century acoustical perform.

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