sinister resonance p. 134
'In Musical Instruments Through the Ages', Klaus P. Wachsmann noted an Abyssinian (Ethiopian) instrument known as the Lion's Roar, a narrow tapered hole dug in the ground to fashion a resonating, transformative vessel for the voice. Is it possible to imagine a more economical diagram of pre- scientific cosmology than this prototypical loudspeaker? Sound is earthed or grounded within place and human society, yet it extends in all directions: outwards to intersect with the communications of non-human organisms; upwards to air, sky, the heavens; downwards into the dark underworld. With a shout- raaagh- the connection is made.'