Tag Archives: soundscape

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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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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Harmonic Fields

Pierre Sauvoguet and Harmonic Fields Pierre Sauvoguet is a French composer/musician/creator. One of his recent projects is “Harmonic Fields”, which uses all sorts of created instruments to make music in the wind. Thus the music generated is always different, and … Continue reading

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David Byrne and “Playing the Building”

David Byrne – “Playing the Building” Noise and sound, sound and noise. Noise and music, sound and music.  For years, people have been playing around with ways to distinguish and/or blur the meanings of these words and our perception of … Continue reading

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Sirens, Klaxons, Alarms and Whistles

Sirens and other “noise makers” My last post was about the loud noises made by nature. Since it is summer, our part of Canada often gets thunder and lightning storms, hence that post.  Recently we have had several thunder storms, … Continue reading

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Roofing Update

Only a few minutes after I proudly published my post yesterday, claiming victory for good old “no machine” roofing, they started up a generator and then a compressor for their nail guns! Yikes, was I wrong about the soundscape. Plus, … Continue reading

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