9/7/2011 Listening Lounge


The Science of Sound

Put on your listening caps -- it's time to head back to school! We'll be exploring the mechanics behind how sound actually works. Recorded in 1958, this album became an important educational title for more than 30 years. Fascinating recordings describe and demonstrate the phenomena of sound and explore how we hear using an ample helping of sound effects and audio tricks to illustrate various points. The album is both a remarkable document of a previous era and a timeless lesson in understanding what it means to hear. The Science of Sound was produced by The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in collaboration with Bell Telephone Laboratories. So please join us and get schooled in Echo and Reverberation, Delay Distortion, Dissonance and Consonance, The Doppler Effect, and much, much more!!!

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September 7, 2011

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