Bela Bartok: An Analysis of His Music by Ernő Lendvai

By Ernő Lendvai


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Mr. Edison has already (with his assistant, Mr. Batchelor) listened to the sounds of molecular vibrations, and is thus the first mortal who has removed the veil of Isis from one of the innermost shrines of nature’s temple. For this instrument of magnification promise I propose the name of kosmophone. . The new science of kosmophonics will have several subdivisions of striking originality and interest. For the graphical registry and subsequent study of the voices of the animate creation we shall have the zoophone and its corresponding science of zoophonics.

Media have never been monopolized by a separate wilderness and it is too late to start now. Recent ecotheory and political ecology have critiqued the term nature, yet never in relation to where the word has never been used: the ostensibly pure sociality that is media. Thus, I am hanging on to a notion of nature (in effect, natures) as a means to introduce it to where it has long since been abandoned. Instead of the capital-N Nature that has served to mask machinations of capital, the question of nature in media actually opens political and ecological investigations rather than closes them down.

Watson heard radio once the telephone was hooked up to an outdoor telephone test line because the line acted as an unwitting long-wave antenna. The other lines coursing through Boston were telegraphic and there were no widespread sources of electrical interference. Most telegraphers closed shop at the end of the business day, meaning there was even less interference during the night when Watson listened to the sounds on his line. Writing in his autobiography fifty years after the fact, Watson reminisced: At this time, early in 1876, there was but one outdoor telephone line in the world.

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