lithophone


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lithophone

An obsolete device for identifying concrements (stones) based on reflected sound, a precursor of ultrasonographic instruments.

lithophone

a device for detecting calculi in the bladder by sound; a forerunner of ultrasound devices.
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The installation is also interactive; audience members are invited to play the Lithophone in real time using an electronic piano keyboard positioned at the centre of the instrument.
Apart from ocarinas, flutes and zithers, many huge sets of bell-chimes and lithophones have been found in the tombs of nobles of the Warring States period of the Zhou dynasty (Falkenhausen 1993), of which the most celebrated is a chime of 65 bells from the tomb of the Marquis Yi of Zeng, from the 5th century BC (illus.
Idiophones are much in evidence: clay rattles, sistra, lithophones.
The sixty-five bells form a composite set, carefully arranged in a rack, and matched with another rack of thirty-two lithophones (also inscribed).
Bagley's essay on them, by far the longest contribution in the book, is as much the centerpiece of this volume as the bells and lithophones themselves are of the instruments excavated at Leigudun.