Thursday, September 2, 2010


This article is a nice round up of what various people think about the importance of sound to our ancestors. It's the sort of thing we'll never know for sure about, but is fun to speculate on.

I've always had great respect for the awareness the ancients had for sound ever since visiting Epidarus on my first backpacking trip to Europe in 1976. I was sitting high up in the theater seats when a tour group came through and the guide had them spread out all through the seats. He stood at the center of the stage and struck a match and it was perfectly audible to all of us. Simply amazing.

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