Sound at the Edge of Perception: The Aural Minutiae of Sand and other Worldly Murmurings

Seán Street, Mark Nicholas Grimshaw-Aagaard (Editor)

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Abstract

This book is about the tiny sounds of the world, and listening to them, the minute signals that are clues to who and where we are. A very small sound, given the context of its history, becomes hugely significant, and even an imagined sound in a picture becomes almost a voice. By speaking a name, we give a person back to the world, and a breath, a sigh, a laugh or a cry need no language. A phoneme is the start of all stories, and were we able to tune ourselves to the subtleties of the natural world, we might share the super-sensitivity of members of the bird and animal kingdom to sense the message in the apparent silence. Mind hears sound when it perceives an image; the book will appeal to sonic and radio practitioners, students of sound, those working in the visual arts, and creative writers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages138
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-1612-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-1613-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Sound

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Sound
Aural
Names
Phoneme
Kingdom
History
Creative Writers
Natural World
Birds
Laugh
Person
Animals
Language

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 138 p. (Palgrave Studies in Sound).

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