Monthly Archives: October 2013

Playing to the Cheap Seats

Several months ago I was issued a challenge to create a piece of period appropriate seating made from Pallet Lumber. Material matters little given a sufficient level of experience with design and construction. The challenge also included that the design … Continue reading

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The Music(al) Box

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking deeply at the proportions used in the design of medieval furniture (and music, architecture, art, and several other evidently disparate fields). Kicking off this series was the layout of a vielle, a … Continue reading

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Boethian Rhapsody

I’ve touched on this concept before, but today we’re going to have a look at Boethian Proportioning in some detail. What we need to remember is: once Boethius wrote his treatises about Philosophy, Mathematics, and Music, he became the default … Continue reading

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Two-Tones, Seconds, and Accents

The other week I used the example of a late-Medieval instrument, the Vielle, as a practical example of the overlap of music and musical proportion. Jerome of Moravia provided the tuning for the Vielle in the 13th Century. We used … Continue reading

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