URSULA NISTRUP

Vaults of Secret Music (Rosslyn Chapel), Scotland 2013

 

Series of 6 42x63cm c-print
Edition. 5+1 AP

 

The vaults of Rosslyn Chapel, which was built in 1446, are adorned with 213 cubes.
 A Scottish musician claims that he can prove that these cubes represent musical tones, which can be translated into patterns using a principle known as cymatics. These tones form a kind of musical score containing so-called Tritone intervals. Such an interval is disharmonic and often referred to as the Devil’s Interval. Due to the disharmonic nature of the interval, it was forbidden by the church, partly due to the belief that it was responsible for sexual.

 

 

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