February 9, 2012

ur-sound

I suspect, even without knowing the context, the sound would be deeply unsettling.

via Suzanne Fischer

comments

  1. MG Stevens on February 9th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I trust this was a technique of moving a human skull so the serrated fissure near the crown was put in contact with a phonograph needle to produce the recorded sound.

    If so, and it’s been a number of years (decades) since I was intimately involved with a turntable (20 years of DJ/radio exp.) I am not impressed. Any physical contact with the needle will produce the kind of noises heard on the video. The fact that it was a human skull that produced this particular sequence of percussive sounds is only compelling if you hold the structural elements of the human carcass in deep reverence or give it a special status in ignorance of the fact that it is our energy that is the “special” aspect of our existence.

    This, to me, was not a compelling use of that very energy.

  2. Marco on February 10th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Deeply pretentious.