The Art of Noise

March 7, 2010
(was 03.29.2009)

Anne D. LeClaire was walking along the beach on Nantucket Sound when she heard a voice. The voice said, "Sit in silence." LeClaire turned to look but there was no one there. Anne D. LeClaire talks about this experience seventeen years ago and how it inspired her to remain silent for two days every month. Also, we'll listen to some "noise music" as we focus our attention on "noise."

  1. Noah Vawter on Ambient Addition

    Imagine a portable listening device you wear like a walkman that converts the sounds around you into a form of music. Noah Vawter developed one.

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  2. Bart Kosko on "Noise"

    Bart Kosko is a professor of electrical engineering at USC and the author of "Noise." He explains the science of noise. And we hear lots of examples.

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  3. Paul Hegarty on Noise/Music

    Paul Hegarty is a lecturer in Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork in Ireland. He's also really into Noise/Music and is the author of "Noise/Music: A History."

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  4. Caryl Owen on Hearing Loss

    TTBOOK's Technical Director, Caryl Owen, provides an essay on her lifelong fascination with sound and technology, and her fear of losing her hearing to the condition known as tinnitus.

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  5. Anne D. LeClaire on Days of Silence

    What would it be like to spend two days a month in complete silence?

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