Category Archives: Auditory Perception

Sonic Complexity / Gmebogosse

I’ve written up some basic tests on the subject of sonic complexity. This is available via Gmebogosse, an online platform for music and text by Eric Frye. Gmebogosse 001 is a cassette mix by CF + essay by Duncan Laurie; … Continue reading

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Hardly Itself (ALKU 139)

I’m very happy to announce the publication of a conversation between myself and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Our discussion starts with Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a, a generative piece of music that I translated for EVOL. I’ve written about the technical … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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The Sound of Air (part 1)

I am fascinated by the effect of air on sound. In particular, I’m interested in the effect it has on the sound of air and road traffic. It sounds like a ‘tumbling’ or ‘folding’ of sound, with fluctuations in loudness, … Continue reading

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Rain on Hat

The Soundscape by R. Murray Schafer is a book that argues forcefully and poetically for us to open our ears and listen to the sonic environment, because the quiet spaces and natural tempos that we require for a healthy and … Continue reading

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