A car driving by?
The soft hum of a computer fan?
Footsteps of the people around you?
Your own heartbeat?
Cows and sheep and birds communicating?
A car driving by?
Listen to the sound of a person breathing as they talk. Hear the gait of child. Delight at the animal and prehistoric in us as we laugh.
Sounds, simply put, are the patterns of certain kinetic waves and energies that our body senses through our ears, skin and nerves. There is a threshold, though, for the amplitude and frequency of what we can hear.
Sound is a channel of communications not only between humans but among and within all matter, energy and life. There is a lot to hear if we wished to tune that channel in.
Step out of SLANT and listen to what a laugh really sounds like. People who cannot use their eyes to effectively communicate are able to expand their conscious and subconscious processing of the kinetic universe in ever adaptive, generative, and revolutionary ways.
We subconsciously and consciously process the interaction of the sounds we perceive, our memory of patterns and any previously assigned meaning. Turn on and tune in, and you will hear more and richer sounds. In time, that process will affect your subconscious awareness, and you will hear things and appreciate the aural nuance of the world around you.
Sounds are patterns that carry meaning based upon our experience and hereditary code. In film sound can be used to establish tension.
Music, one of the most prolific applications of sound, is a pure form of human expression. The experience of listening to music can be greatly affected by the ambience and the environment. It literally resonates within us when we’re close to the source. When we use headphones in public, though, we can also create our own private room. Some things are lost with that interface, but it creates new associations and new meanings as well.
Music seems to be a companion and friend to many of us. Music is a multisensory language. It is a sophisticated form of expression created by a small number of human beings. It delivers complexity, systemic cadence, rich patterns of sound, and occasionally, indelible meaning. When we speak, we produce a form of music – intonations and volume, speed and cycle all add meaning to the words we speak. So much is embedded in our speech that the same words can be taken to mean something completely different when spoken with a different pattern – a different personal music.
the role of the auditory within our society. At Y Worlds we are building a semiotic language, one that seeks to use
the full capability of human perception to convey complex meaning and maximize the ability of people to organize, store, communicate and understand valuable information.
To help understand the complexity of states and exchanges among living systems (including humans), matter and energy, man made objects, and constructs, we believe we should use a language of pattern and structure of tones, beats and sounds to communicate in partnership with the visible world – sight, color and motion. We can apply sound in more general and nuanced schema in society at large. From diagnostics to informatics, we believe that what we see should have a second channel of communication, sound.
We are building models of complexity that incorporate the rich potential of sound and music. We believe we can experience an order of magnitude improvement in identifying signal from noise, and meaning from the sound of silence. Sound, not just music, is a glorious orchestra. Listen.