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  • Release: 1970
  • Label: Syntonic Research
  • Catalog #: SD 66002

Tintinnabulation features five computer-generated bell tones tuned to what Irv calls an “oriental theory of musical harmonics.” This proto-ambient recording was intended for playback from 78 rpm all the way down to 16 ⅔ rpm. Side B was recorded at daybreak in New Hope, PA in June, 1969.

Album Reviews

“Extraordinarily soothing”

Don Heckman, The New York Times, 7/25/1971

“Lovely, liberating sounds”

Gerald Walker, The New York Times, 3/2/1975

“A warm sonic bath”

High Times, 6/76

Track Listing

  • Side A: Tintinnabulation

  • Side B: Dawn at New Hope, PA