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Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Douglas Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Earth Sound Earth Signal is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Grounded ... More


The Aelectrosonic and Energetic Environments

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Given that mechanics (acoustics) and electromagnetism are basic forms of energy and that naturally occurring energies of both types can be heard in telegraph and telephone lines, an electromagnetic ... More


The Aeolian and Henry David Thoreau’s Sphere Music

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Three categories of the Aeolian are explored: naturally occurring Aeolian, instruments built for the purpose, and the Aeolian heard in telegraph lines and poles. That all three can produce the same ... More


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