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


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

       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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