John Wilkins' «Musical Alphabet» (2009)

John Wilkins' «Musical Alphabet» (online service).

John Wilkins in 1641 circulated an anonymous essay entitled "Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger". In this little volume, the author sets forth a method whereby musicians can converse with each other by substituting musical notes for the letters of the alphabet.

Two persons understanding the code could converse with each other by merely playing certain notes upon a piano or other instrument.

On-line version of this work : http://www.shtukoviny.ru/wilkins/

To view the video installation you need: Flash Player 6.0

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John Wilkins' «Musical Alphabet» (online service).

John Wilkins in 1641 circulated an anonymous essay entitled "Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger". In this little volume, the author sets forth a method whereby musicians can converse with each other by substituting musical notes for the letters of the alphabet.

Two persons understanding the code could converse with each other by merely playing certain notes upon a piano or other instrument.

On-line version of this work : http://www.shtukoviny.ru/wilkins/

To view the video installation you need: Flash Player 6.0

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