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Western Soundscapes: Ringing Rocks

By Jeff Rice

Salt Lake City, UT – Are there such things as ringing rocks? Archaeologists and ethnomusicologists study and speculate about the use of "lithophones." Ancient cultures all over the world have been known to use stones as musical instruments. Jeff Rice of the Western Soundscapes radio series wonders, why not ancient Utahns? Or modern ones for that matter. He has this audio postcard. Music is by Steve Roach.

The Western Soundscapes radio series is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is produced in cooperation with the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library.

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