quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2014

The evolution of pleasure

"A principle of evolution is that in general, if something feels good, evolution must have made it so - evolution must have provided a reward mechanism for synchronized movement and music making, in the same way that evolution provided mechanisms of reward when we eat and have sex." (The World in Six Songs, Daniel J. Levitin)

quarta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2014

Listen to the Listeners

This brilliantly produced program is a must-listen. 
The Listeners (series 1 and 2) is a BBC radio documentary about people whose profession is based on listening or use sound as a tool. An absolute gem, definitely one of the most fascinating pieces of radio documentary I have listened to in ages.
Is listening important? Are there still doubts?
Listen to this. I rest my case.

segunda-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2014

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

Listen to a Brief History of the Waveform here. Recording sound before Protools? Yes, fascinating. How was that even possible...?
Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville got it for the first time.