The Possiblity of Infrasonic Music
Faculty of Education and Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Low frequency sound on the cusp of the audible offers the possibility to redefine the way we think about listening to music. The extension of music into sound art means that more plastic art forms, such as installation, may involve music and allow vibration to manifest in objects other than musical instruments. As the perception of tonality is lost in very low frequency sound emissions, an opportunity arises for a different kind of music, and a different way of listening. This paper explores the possibilities for what may be called an 'infrasonic music'.