Title

Infrasonic Music

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MIT Press

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

WA Academy of Performing Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

9177

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hope, C. (2009). Infrasonic Music. Leonardo Music Journal, 19, 51-56. Original available here

Abstract

Low-frequency sound on the cusp of the audible offers the possibility of redefining the way we think about listening to music. As the perception of pitch is lost in very low-frequency sound emissions, an opportunity arises for a different kind of music and a different way of listening. Low frequencies can be engaged to activate responses other than the aural or be used as a kind of “silent activator,” enabling or affecting other sounds. This article explores the possibilities for what may be called an “infrasonic music.”

DOI

10.1162/lmj.2009.19.51

Access Rights

not open access

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1162/lmj.2009.19.51