Browse Items (325 total)

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Wood, ivory, felt, metal.

Grainger wrote in 1929, ‘If I were forced to choose one instrument only for chamber music – I would choose the harmonium (reed-organ) without hesitation; for it seems to me the most sensitively and intimately…

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Steel, brass, PVC pipe, paper roll, sewing machine belt, electronics.

This machine demonstrates the method used by Grainger and Cross to control oscillators through the use of connected ‘tone arms’ and cut paper ‘scores’. Whereas Grainger…

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Steel, brass, wood, accordion reeds, blower fans, linear bearings.

In their original Reed box experiments, Grainger and
Cross approximated the effect of gliding musical
pitches by using closely-spaced microtones. They
detuned harmonium reeds to…

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Steel, PVC pipe, plastic sheet, globes, ink, electronics, speakers.

One of Grainger and Cross’s last experiments before
Grainger’s death in 1961 was an attempt to create a more
immediate and accurate form of Free Music through the
use of…

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Platinum print, hand-made paper, graphite.

Photo: 28.6 x 21.7 cm
Parchment/Velum Paper?: 45.5 x 41.1 cm
Board: 64 x 51.1 cm

Baron Adolph Sigismund de Meyer is seen by many as the founder of fashion photography. Later in his career he was to…

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Platinum print, hand-made paper, graphite.

Photo: 23.4 x 18.4 cm
Paper (studio name): 52.4 x 31.8 cm
Board: 64.1 x 51.1 cm

Adolph de Meyer photographed Grainger multiple times between 1903 and 1906—documenting the young musician’s…

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Black and white photograph.

50.9 x 40.5 cm

Portrait of Percy Grainger standing in an orchard in his US army uniform. He is standing in front of a tree and gazing off into the distance. His right hand is clutching the strap whilst the left hand…

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Silver gelatin copy of unidentified original.

50.8 x 40.5 cm

Portrait of Rose Grainger and her son Percy Grainger.

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Silver gelatin copy of unidentified original.

Photo: 23.2 x 18.4 cm
Frame: 25.7 x 21 cm

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Ambrotype encased in glass.

Photo: 11.5 x 8.4 cm
Glass plates: 16 x 11.9 cm

Portrait of unidentified group of 4 boys. The boys appear to be sitting on a bench against the wall. They all appear to be wearing a white shirt with a bow tie, jacket…
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