daphnomancy in the kitchen michelle detorie and kurt newman

Daphnomancy is a type of divination that was conducted solely by close listening to 'meaningless ' sounds (crackling of burning laurel leaves) by the Pythias of Delphi their last oracle was

Tell the king the fair-wrought house has fallen. No shelter has Apollo, no sacred laurel leaves. The fountains now are silent. The voice is still.

A great article here by Michelle Detorie and Kurt Newman about setting up a contemporary 'feedback ' 'sounding' from voice activated software and an electric guitar amplifer... from Kitchen Sink
Also see "The words go round and round and they come out here..." published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Oct 2007

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