Do anechoic chambers really cause hallucinations?
Some of the best from yesterday’s World Listening Day
An unusual sound for World listening day
Ever tried to work in Starbucks? Did the hubbub of the cafe help your creativity?
How the roof of the Centre Court at Wimbledon changes a thwack to a thwock as the racket hits the ball
How weather affects the sound at festivals like Glastonbury
A strange demonstration of resonance explained: “I am sitting in a room”” by Alvin Lucier
I was refilling the pond in my garden (it got damaged by ice) and noticed the huge range of sounds that I could make. Moving the hose around so the refilling water hit the rocks instead of the pond surface, changing the height of the hose or turn the water flow up or down, all… Continue reading What makes a water feature sound good?
In my last post on musical saw’s I wrote: “The tone of the saw is unlike conventional instruments, it’s very clear and pure. This happens because the instrument makes very few higher harmonics to add colour to the sound.” which prompted a comment: “I would say that on the saw the overtones are vivid and… Continue reading Musical saws and harmonics