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Black Sun, Black Rain

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/9780520257801.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the myth, Icarus flies too close to the sun, the wax holding his wings together melts, and he falls into the sea and drowns. Two forms of reverse-Icarus with equally dire results are examined: the ... More


Star-Studded Cinema

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/9780520257801.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cinema is considered through electromagnetic propagation in projected and transmitted light in Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt to listen to storms on the sun using his photophone; through the ... More


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