Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 24

Space walk

Charles Taylor plays a simple musical instrument.

The frequency of sound waves and the pitch of the sound we hear are inextricably linked; the higher the frequency, the higher the pitch. Charles Taylor demonstrates this in our final Ri Advent clip from the 1989 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Exploring music", where he creates a festive tune using just a handful of wooden blocks and the floor of the Faraday lecture theatre.  

Charles Taylor gave the 1989 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Exploring music". This clip is from his first lecture "Making and measuring the waves".