1. "Alice Springs town song to play in public toilets" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/19/2194264.htm> "The Alice Springs Town Council has moved to make public toilet experiences more pleasant - with music." 2. "Turn that noise off: The use and misuse of sound" <http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=10711614> "Campaigners say that it is unfair to subject the young to a discomforting sound that only they can detect -- older ears are no longer sensitive enough to detect the Mosquito's din." Meanwhile in Australia... "Anti-loiter device makes kids 'guinea pigs'" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/20/2167362.htm> "A civil liberties group is opposed to the use of high-pitched devices to deter youths from loitering at Ceduna in South Australia's far west." 3. "Bear convicted for theft of honey" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7295559.stm> "The case was brought by the exasperated beekeeper after a year of trying vainly to protect his beehives. For a while, he kept the animal away by buying a generator, lighting up the area, and playing thumping Serbian turbo-folk music." 4. "Inaudible song is 'top of the pups'" <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/15/wdog215.xml> "A song that is completely inaudible to humans has become such a top- selling hit in New Zealand it is about to be released globally." There's even a music video. 5. "Music special: Five great auditory illusions" <http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn13355> 6. "Pitch perception skewed by modern tuning" <http://technology.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg19526194.100> "Gitshier speculates that since orchestras tune to A over a range of frequencies, exposure to this may widen people's 'A category' and make them lump together adjacent notes " 7. "The Geometry of Music" <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1582330-1,00.html> "Borrowing some of the mathematics that string theorists invented to plumb the secrets of the physical universe, he (Dmitri Tymoczko) has found a way to represent the universe of all possible musical chords in graphic form."
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Posted by Bruno at 5:12pm