Friday, January 22, 2010

Lectures on Sound

I've been to two lectures so far this year. The first was a lecture by Steve Goodman (kode9) on Sonic Warfare. It was based on his research and his recently published book about the use of acoustic force to induce a state of psychological and/or physical discomfort, pain, fear, or torture, and efforts to use sound as a weapon. The second was an essay written and presented by G. Douglas Barrett titled, "Listening to Language: Text Scores, Recording Technology, and Experimental Music". I personally thought it was weak, hyper-focused on washed out examples, and failed to efficiently address the intended topic.

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