Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Tone of Day

What tone is it? It's just after A sharp.
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This idea is for a timepiece that continuously plays a string with a bow while a fret mechanically moves up the string and back down again to gradually change the pitch throughout a day.

Imagine the timepiece as an upright string with a violin bow playing it back and forth (like a pendulum). The day begins at, say, C, rises one octave after 12 hours, and lowers again back down to C.

ShaneSezWhat, Jan 21 2010

http://www.last.fm/...one+And+Rubber+Band [Ian Tindale, Jan 21 2010]


DrWorm, Jan 21 2010

       I like this very much. +
blissmiss, Jan 21 2010

       You could set it to slow.
zeno, Jan 21 2010

       [+] (but why only one string? - surely with two or more strings you could do more?)
hippo, Jan 21 2010

       Have any serious composers ever worked with the 12 chords (dyads?) found on a touch-tone phone?
pocmloc, Jan 21 2010

       How about Tome of the day? - a random book falls out of a hatch in the ceiling at measured intervals..... na - stupid idea.
xenzag, Jan 21 2010

       Which day is Tony Blair? Tony Blackburn? Toni Basil?
Ian Tindale, Jan 21 2010

       Tomb of the day, different architectural and historical styles are projected onto a screen or onto a plain 3D cuboid.
pocmloc, Jan 21 2010

       Thanks Ian for the link, but that sounds to me like the line tones rather than the handset tones I was meaning.
pocmloc, Jan 21 2010

       Toast of the day? Right now where I'm at it's half past rye.
normzone, Jun 06 2014


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