sympathetic resonance


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sympathetic resonance

A harmonic beat that develops when the natural vibration frequency of one mechanism is in phase with a vibration of another mechanism that is somehow coupled. In helicopters, the rotor system has its own vibration-resonant frequency that amplifies the same frequency in another part of the helicopter. This phenomenon generally is controlled by a design feature of gear boxes and other means of damping harmonic vibrations.
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I was fascinated by the idea of sympathetic resonance, of finding a corner in the rafters that resonates with a particular note.
There are interesting echoes here with the recent thought of both Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux, an interpretation which would no doubt find sympathetic resonance in the work of Mehdi Belhaj Kacem (Evenement et Repetition and L 'esprit du Nihilisme: Une Ontologique de l'Histoire).
He or she then adjusts the frequency and volume to create sympathetic resonance that can be felt in the lungs.
Vivaldi's setting of the 127th Psalm, "Nisi Dominus," featured soprano Maria Ferrante, together with Tenenbaum, playing an impressive viola d'amore, a kind of viola on steroids with six or seven strings backed by six or seven more strings for sympathetic resonance.
Be on the watch for the tendency to have eating disorders, addictions or obsessions with filling needs in other ways through unhealthy relationships, boundary issues, unhealthy sympathetic resonance, rather than a healthy empathy, and the inability to give or receive nurturance.
If the architectural achievement of Dia:Beacon has been largely invisible to commentators, it may then be that the architecture of the museum has been self-camouflaged, so to speak, by its entirely sympathetic resonance to the work exhibited.