Wednesday, June 6, 2007
A Spotlight on Sound
Sound is a passion of mine and always has been. Whether being massaged by the pedal notes of a pipe organ, tuning a brook in the woods or recording on a reel to reel at home, observing sound was an important and fun part of growing up. And it became my career. Since I retired from teaching audio and radio studies, there have only been a few other audiots with whom I've shared random thoughts - until now. Welcome to Sound Notes.
The other day I ran into a former student and her memory of audio class intrigued me. She said she loved it when I turned out the lights to play sound examples. She recalled how the darkness reduced visual distractions, allowing the sounds to engage the imagination. I was pleased to know this was her memory. Telling stories with sound was and still is important. And turning out the lights puts a spotlight on sound.