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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