Tag Archives: sound

Birds and Sound

How birds locate sounds (You are right, the picture below is NOT a bird ear.) As you may know, being able to locate and identify the source of a noise/sound is crucial for survival. That is why our ears are … Continue reading

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Venice and outer space

Today’s post has two parts to it.  And much as the title suggests a connection between the two parts, there isn’t one. Well, not really.  There are wheels involved in both, and there is sound involved in both. And travel.  … Continue reading

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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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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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Audio Ballerinas

Audio Ballerinas Oh, more technology and music/sound! What, or who, are the Audio Ballerinas?  It is a group of dancers which uses solar-power and light sensors to generate soundscapes. The group is part of a larger art group based in … 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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Banging pots and pans

The banging of pots and pans This blog has talked a lot about how sound and noise has been used to control people, to punish people, to torture people (see previous posts.)   But sound/noise also functions as a tool for … Continue reading

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Ghost Army and sonic units

War and Sound The other night I watched a new documentary on PBS about the 23rd HQ Special Troops, also known as The Ghost Army. This top secret unit was comprised of 1,100 U.S. soldiers whose job it was to … Continue reading

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World Forum of Acoustic Ecology

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Everyone who is interested in sound and noise and the intersections between the two should know about The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. It is an international organization that focuses on sound,  soundscape and ‘acoustic … Continue reading

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