BEEP 23

Spontaneous synchronization

64 metronomes are started at different times, but all of them amazingly synchronise themselves together. How can this be possible? The phenomenon was first observed by Christian Huygens,  17thc. Dutch scientist & horologist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov3aeqjeih0&t=124s

Virtual History of Château de Versailles 1634 – 1774

Virtual Baroque Dance:

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Examples of Non-European Bowed String Instruments

 

India

 

Mongolia 

 

Central Asia

 

Cambodia

 

Korea

 

China

 

North Africa

 

West Africa

 

Indonesia

 

Persia – Iran

 

Turkey

 

https://sciencedemonstrations.fas.harvard.edu/presentations/synchronization-metronomes
http://go.owu.edu/~physics/StudentResearch/2005/BryanDaniels/kuramoto_paper.pdf

History of the mechanical Metronome:
https://www.thepiano.sg/piano/read/history-metronome

Richard Webb