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Hugh Davies

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
40,167 words

...normally no fundamental electrical difference between the various types of microphone and pickup. The latter can be electromagnetic, electrostatic, or piezoelectric. Attempts to develop the piezoelectric air microphone (which exploits the effect first observed in 1883 by Pierre and Jacques Curie) were first made about 1920, but it was not until 1931 that C.B. Sawyer devised the first successful version. Piezoelectric transducers exploit the property of certain crystals and ceramic materials that produce a voltage when a mechanical stress is applied to them; the...

King, Kenneth

King, Kenneth (25 August 1948)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
748 words

...in Kreemer, 1987, p. 151) King's works in the 1970s included High Noon (“A Portrait-Play of Friedrich Nietzsche,” 1974 ), Battery, Parts I, II, and III (a celebration of the philosopher Susanne K. Langer , 1975–1976 ), and RAdeoA.C.Tiv(ID)ty (for Pierre and Marie Curie , 1976–1977 ). His works of the 1980s included the multimedia Phi Project ( 1981 ), which involved computer programmed special effects; Space City , a dance—film collaboration with Robyn Brentano and Andrew Horn ( 1981 ); and Critical Path (for R. Buckminster...

Fuller, Loie

Fuller, Loie (22 January 1862)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
4,329 words

...When she toured the United States in 1903 , she brought with her a collection of Rodins. Unfortunately, the United States was not yet ready for his art, and she returned to Paris without having sold anything. Fuller was an impassioned amateur scientist, and when Marie and Pierre Curie , two of her most treasured friends, politely refused in the early 1890s to give her the radium she requested, Fuller determined to develop her own source of “cool” light to use on her costumes. Through the years she worked at extracting phosphorescence from strontium salts...

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