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 modern-day movie without its soundtrack? And where would we be without music? Rhythm, drums, thunder, gun-shots, bombs, growls, footsteps, screams — all of the sounds we need to hear and recognise in order to survive. Even our word for “absurd” means basically “unheard of”.
Producer: Dheera Sujan
Broadcast: September 12, 1996