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Vol. 1, No. 18 16 July 1996

EDITOR'S NOTE: We haven't had a digest for a few days, so you haven't missed anything. Just no traffic!

From: Francis Firth <Francis.Firth@uce.ac.uk>

To: gdgreen <gdgreen@crl.com>

Subject: Dullat Book etc.

Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 11:55:00 BST

Grant, I am sure that Dullat's book was published post-1976 and it is likely that he took the photographs himself.

Still, I am sure that he wouldn't mind their being posted for a week or so. The book is still in print - this version is a newer edition and can be ordered from Bochinski. I could possibly do so for you using a Eurocheque if it is a problem from the US.

The book, which looks find, is largely a self-published job and has no ISBN. I was interested to hear about Paul Cohen's CD. he had told me he was doing this. If you hear about its release date before I do, do let me know. Also if it's difficult to get in the UK I may have to ask for help.

I hope that he'll agree to do a clip for the home page.

Francis Firth


P.S. Did you get the message I e-mailed from your home page e-mail link? My machine doesn't always seem to work with these. It was about the discography commenting on bits which could be updated with information already supplied, bits for which I could supply information, etc.

Thanks, Francis.

I'll post the images in the digest archives. To see them, go to the archives (at http://www.crl.com/~gdgreen/c-arch1.html ), click on digest #18, and scroll down to here. Clicking on "Albisphone" will show you the GIF image of the albisphone (47,305 bytes), and clicking "Jazzophone" will get you the GIF image of the jazzophones (146139 bytes). If you have a Fractal viewer plugin, I've also posted FIF images of the albisphone (29,922 bytes) and jazzophone (73,990 bytes). All of these images are from Guenter Dullat, Fast vergessene Blasinstrumente aus zwei Jahrhunderten; Vom Albisiphon zur Zugtrompete. The book is available from Verlag Erwin Bochinsky GmbH & Co. KG, D-60329, Frankfurt-am-Main, Muenchener Strasse 45, GERMANY (Tel.: (0)69-239521, Fax: (0)69-233301)

I recommend the fractal images, as the resolution is higher, and the files are smaller. You can get the free plugin at http://www.iterated.com/fracview/fv_home.htm , and there are versions for Windows 3.1x, Win95, WindowsNT, and Mac.

Re: Paul Cohen

Paul Cohen has agreed to provide us with a contrabass sax sound clip! I quote:

>I would be happy to supply a tape of the work for your Internet posting.
>Let me know what format is best (DAT, cassette, etc.)

Perhaps I should have asked for a contra d'anche clip too....


From: Mark Trinko

Date: 07/13/96

Subj: ContraFest

It is becoming fast apparent that the majority of the registered attendees for subject festival are from other countries. How can this be? I need help spreading the word to the bassoon & contra players at all the Universities (students) in North America.

Please help.


I've taken the liberty of reposting your contrafest message for the benefit of those who may not be on your list already.

If you like, I'll set up a web page for the festival. I can scan in your brochure, and add any text you like, and link it to my main page (where your "mailto:" is now). Interested? Any other ideas?


Re: Really Low

I saw a program on the Discovery Channel a few days ago, that I thought might be of interest. When you have three kids, you end up seeing a bunch of TV you might not otherwise notice...

Anyway, the program dealt with elephants. Everyone knows that elephants trumpet on occassion. However, the naturalists studying elephants were puzzled because the animals seemed to respond to signals, or communicate, when there was nothing apparent to respond to. Then, someone hit on the idea that the elephants might generate subsonic sounds (ala whales). The scientist obtained a tape recorder capable of transposing pitches upward (developed for recording whales), and used it on the elephants. Yep. The elephants were rumbling around 2-10 Hz. If we all had octobass clarinets, we could talk to them ;-)


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