The Senses: Sound, part 2 of 5

This entry is part of the series The Senses

In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924) painted his brother’s dog Nipper listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine Company began using the symbol in 1900 (© Wikipedia)

This second part of a “Siren Song” special series looks at our sense of sound. How would we communicate without speech and laughter even in the digital age? What is a modernday movie without its soundtrack? And where would we be without music? Rhythm, drums, thunder, gun-shots, bombs, growls, footsteps, screams—all of them sounds we need to hear and recognize in order to survive . Even our word for “absurd” means basically “unheard of”.

Produced and presented by Dheera Sujan

Released in Euroquest 22 November 1996

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