Lambdoma Art

Reprints of Published Articles by Barbara Hero

Photo of Barbara HeroIt seemed important to share some of my first insights on the Lambdoma by writing a manuscript relating art and a mathematics of music. This manuscript was finally published after much editing by the Founder/Editor Frank Malina of "Leonardo" a journal on art, science and technology. Afterwards I wrote other manuscripts and sent them to journals which had requested articles. One of the articles on the planetary grid system developed out of a letter I received from a planetary grid specialist, Beth Hagens, who asked whether I had any insights about our grid system? Most of the requests for articles were published with the exception of one on my Lambdoma weaving which I was told was "too technical" for the magazine¹s readers.

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International Harmony Based Upon a Music of Planetary Grid Systems

Article ImageThis article, is reprinted from a Chapter in the popular book "Anti-Gravity and the World Grid" edited by David Hatcher Childress, after first being published in the United States Psychotronics Association 1985 annual Conference Proceedings. This essay correlates the earth grid systems with specific musical notes, thus enabling one to find harmonic relationships related to distances between cities or countries. A chart of miles and corresponding musical notes is included so that one can determine the musically harmonic intervals.

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Healing with Sound

Article Image"There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres". (Pythagoras, 500 BC). This article, published in the spring of 1994 issue of the British healing magazine "Caduceus", was taken from the "Healing with Sound" chapter in "Lambdoma Unveiled" (Item B2). Barbara Hero describes how our bodies are manifestations of harmonic chords. Qualities of intervals in music and whole-number ratios are described. Musical scales that heal and sounds in the resonant frequency of bodily organs are mentioned. The correspondence between sound and color and restructuring with sound are also given.

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Paintings Based on Relative Pitch in Music.

Article ImageThis article is a reprint of Barbara Hero's article published in "Leonardo" Vol. 8 pp 13-19, Pergamon Press 1975. By understanding some music theory, one can translate ratios in the musical Lambdoma diagram into proportions in a painting, which then reflect harmonics in music. Barbara Hero describes a correspondence between complementary colors and musical fifths, as well as other relationships.

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Drawings Based on Laser Lissajous Figures
and the Lambdoma Diagram.

Article ImageThis article helps further explain the significance of the Lambdoma diagram and describes the use of a Laser Scanner system with stereo sound to enable one to see the actual shapes of the specific harmonic relationships between specific frequencies and key notes. Reprint of article published in "Leonardo". Vol 11 pp 301-303 Pergamon Press Ltd.

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Translating the Angles of the Five Platonic Solids
into Musical Notes.

Article ImageIn this Strawberry Hill Farm published essay Barbara Hero shows a method of translating given angles of the Platonic Solids into musical chords by using ratios on the Lambdoma matrix. The angles of the rhombic dodecahedron were included as it is a significant polygonal solid. This is a reprint of article published in November of 1991. The chords for these solids are sounded in the audio recording titled "Music of Our Organs".(Item AT6)

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The Mathematical Laws of Sound
(Relationship of Sound to Gravity)

Article ImageThis article was written to describe some of the laws of sound. It touches upon: variations in the speed of sound; gravity and sound; qualities and sequences of numbers; values and sequences of intergers; square root musical equivalencies; the diagonal of a square being the constant 1:1 ratio; and Lambdoma laws of inversions. Reprint of article published in "Energy Unlimited" Vol #12 pp 37 - 42.

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Lambdoma Keyboards,
Blood Cells and Nutritive Elements.

Article ImageArticle by Barbara Hero published in the 20th Annual United States Psychotronics Association Conference minutes. This paper was given with the first public demonstration of the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard at the conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 5-10, 1994. This was the official introduction of the Lambdoma Keyboard (the first micro-tonal device that follows the laws of the Lambdoma to produce precise harmonically related tones) developed by Barbara Hero and engineered by Robert Miller Foulkrod and Richard Lord. The Keyboard was connected to a laser scanner device to illustrate the Lissajous figures formed by the harmonic sounds coming from the keyboard. Barbara used overheads to illustrate visually many concepts related to the Lambdoma theories. It was at that conference that Barbara was presented with the "J. A. Gallimore Award for Technical Research and Development in the Psychotronics Field".

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Demonstrated Applications of the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard, United States Psychotronics Association Conference Proceedings, 1995, pp 1-33

Article ImageCopy of Article by Barbara Hero published in the 1995 Conference Proceedings of the United States Psychotronics Association. Barbara delivered this talk at the conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July. Some of the effects of the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard on different individuals were documented. Theories about why people react in varied ways to the harmonic intervals of the Keyboard were shared. Possible future uses of the wisdom encoded in the Lambdoma matrix and its importance as the basis for a new symbolic language were suggested.

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A Brief History of the Lambdoma and the Musical Properties of the Computer Program for the "Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard." "XENHARMONIKON 16, an informal Journal of Experimental Music", Autumn, 1995, pp 104-113.

Article ImageThis article touches on some of the history of the Lambdoma from 500 BC to the present, mentioning Pythagoras, Iamblicus, Albert von Thimus, Kathleen Schlesinger, Hans Kayser, Rudolf Haase, Ernest McClain, Levaire and Levy. Barbara points out her applications of the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard.

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Item A10

Experiencing Harmonics in Art, Music, Mathematics and Architecture, with the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard and the Acoustic Tetra-Harp

This paper was first published in the1996 Annual Conference Proceedings, United States Psychotronics Association, pp 81 -103. This paper, which includes twenty one drawings and charts, discusses mathematical proportions in visual art, music, and architecture which link these disciplines together with some of the chakra energy centers of the body.

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Item A11

Audio Holography: and its Relation to the Great Pyramid in Egypt

Originally published in the 1997 Annual Conference Proceedings, United States Psychotronics Association, pp 1-13 this paper includes twelve drawings and charts, illustrates comparisons between principles of light and sound, showing musical frequency relationships between Egyptian hieroglphs, Lissajous shapes of intervals of musical sounds, the chakra systems and the planets. (13 pages)

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Item A12

Some Effects of Whole Number Ratio Intervals in Music

This paper was originally published in the book ³Music in Human Adaptation² edited by Dr. Daniel J. Schneck and Judith K. Schneck, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997 pp 107 -132. This paper, which includes ten drawings and charts, answers some of the ways that the harmonic laws of the Lambdoma matrix (of whole number ratios) may have proven to have been of therapeutic value to residents in drug rehabilitation centers and a prison. It illustrates how the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard effects a state of profound consciousness when individuals choose their own keynote from the matrix and then play 64 intervals harmonically related to their own keynote.

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