2.4 Sound Case Study Tinguely (2007)
creator(s) Reinhard Bek (conservator), Robert Hermann (audio restoration specialist), Jean Tinguely (*1925-1991)

Frigo Duchamp, 1960, 1.27 x 0.62 x 0.58m

An apparently normal refrigerator activates, on opening the doors, the howling of an original American fire engine siren installed inside the refrigerator. The sound was recorded using special microphones, which are placed in the ears like little headphones. This is a very simple way to make so called ‘dummy head’ recordings.

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