Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sonic Wonderland/Trevor Cox

Heard Trevor Cox on 6 Music today talking about his book Sonic Wonderland. Trevor is professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford and president of the Institute of Acoustics. In Sonic Wonderland, Trevor visits sewers, caves, tidal bores, burial mounds, sand dunes, concert halls. Creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, squeaking beaches, groaning waterwheels, frogs that croak in Mexican waves and Mayan pyramids that produce echoes that chirp like a bird. Trevor explores how sound is made and altered by the environment, and how we hear, perceive and react to sounds, and how sound and acoustics have inspired musicians, artists and writers. Trevor Cox will be talking about Sonic Wonderland at Rough Trade East at 7pm on Thurs 6th Feb.

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