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SAINT PETERSBURG SOUND MUSEUM
Visitors to the museum have the opportunity not only to see and hear how unusual instruments sound, but also to musicalize themselves, literally touch the sound. The museum’s collection includes both instruments that give an idea of the beginning of a new era of instrument constructing — for example, theremin, or the optical synthesizer Varioton, which is a modern replica of the famous Variophone invented by Eugene Sholpo — as well as modern author’s instruments constructed by composers and musicians
The sound map of St. Petersburg is not only the soundscapes of city streets, parks and squares, but also a study of the distinctive acoustics of various architectural structures. The city is divided into sound zones corresponding to small topographic units - a quarter, park, avenue, street, courtyard, train station or temple, which then combined by the listeners to the form of a “sound mosaic”, creating a model of the urbanistic phonosphere.
In the most general sense, graphic notation refers to the representation of music using a visual language instead of (or along with) a system of traditional musical notation. Instead of traditional musical notation, a graphical representation of the musical text is used - diagrams, drawings, non-traditional notation, etc. In fact, graphic notation acts simultaneously as a way of fixing musical text, and - often - as an independent graphic work of art.