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By Douglas Kahn

Earth Sound Earth sign is a learn of energies in aesthetics and the humanities, from the beginning of contemporary communications within the 19th century to the worldwide transmissions of the current day. Douglas Kahn starts off via evoking the Aeolian sphere tune that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing alongside telegraph traces and the Aelectrosonic sounds of normal radio that Thomas Watson heard throughout the first cell; he then lines the histories of technological know-how, media, song, and the humanities to the Sixties and past. Earth Sound Earth sign rethinks strength at an international scale, from brainwaves to outer area, via specified discussions of musicians, artists and scientists corresponding to Alvin Lucier, Edmond Dewan, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, James Turrell, Robert Barry, Joyce Hinterding, and lots of others.

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