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Music as distraction

Music as distraction – music at work. The other day I was reading Julie Beck’s piece “The Optimal Office” in The Atlantic. (April 2014). She discusses Burolandschaft, or ‘office landscape’, those workplaces of ‘open plan’ design, those places with dividers … Continue reading

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Arline Bronzaft

Arline Bronzaft Every once in a while I find out about people who are pioneers in the work on the issue of noise and noise pollution.  Today I profile Dr. Arline Bronzaft. Arline Bronzaft is an environmentalist psychologist, whose speciality … Continue reading

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Noise and Health

Noise and Health Here we go again – every year someone ends up writing one of these articles. This time it is from the Huffington Post. This article lists seven reasons noise is bad for you.  But a key point … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl and Noise

NFL Super Bowl Today! (And the Attendant Noise.) I have posted about loud football stadiums before on this blog.  But since today is Super Bowl day, 2014, I thought I would update the ‘noise in stadiums’ issue. First, let me … Continue reading

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The Fall and the Rise of Leaf blowers

The Fall and the Rise of Leaf Blowers    Why do people use leaf blowers? Do they really think that blowing their leaves off their yards and driveways will achieve anything, other than deafening themselves and others? And annoying the … Continue reading

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Pedro Reyes – Weapons into Instruments

Weapons into instruments – Pedro Reyes A couple of weeks ago I found a link on Buzzfeed to the work of Pedro Reyes.  His work fits perfectly into the recent theme of this blog – the link between making music … Continue reading

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Noisy Nature

Noisy nature Most of the time this blog looks at how loud/noisy humans are.  Today, we will look at/listen to some of the ‘non-human’ world. (We don’t want to be too anthrocentric!) Critters in nature also make noise/sound, sometimes to … Continue reading

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