Sound

Traffic Noise Could Hurt More Than Your Ears

Traffic Noise Could Hurt More Than Your Ears

Urbanisation has its ups and downs, which mostly have to do with how the environment affects our physical wellbeing. Big cities have the best food, but they have pollution in many forms, and it turns out noise pollution is dangerous beyond causing harm to our hearing.

Can You Train Your Ears to Become More Sensitive?

Can You Train Your Ears to Become More Sensitive?

Is your body perfectly toned? Are your workdays marathons of effortless achievement? Do your relationships proceed from a place of maximal openness/empathy? Have you, through therapy or nootropics, trained your brain away from thoughts of sadness/despair? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions — and frankly I can’t…

Excavating Hidden and Forgotten Pasts With Sound

Excavating Hidden and Forgotten Pasts With Sound

For people and communities whose pasts have been erased or denied historical documentation, sound presents a rich potential for rediscovering them. Sound has been used effectively in this regard for various experiences of the second world war. For example, in 1992, the Polish theatre company, Teatr NN, sought to resurrect…