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David Byrne on the effects of Architecture on music

Discussion in 'Acoustics' started by Botch, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se8kcnU-uZw[/youtube]

    This is well worth 17 minutes. Mr. Byrne describes how architecture thru the ages has changed music, and also includes how both jazz improv and power ballads were developed, why .mp3's are compressed, and even relates it all to bird songs. Very fascinating! :handgestures-thumbup:
     
  2. DIYer

    DIYer Well-Known Member Famous

    Good one! Thanks.
     
  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    This is a very interesting topic, but not terribly original. I've read dozens of essays, papers, and articles discussing exactly the same thing but with more details and examples.

    If you haven't seen any of those other writings, this is a very good summary of that work (aside from the political silliness he stumbled over near the end).

    One can spend hours, even days, finding more examples of music, style, art, and such which results from unique environments or formats.
     
  4. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    That was pretty cool, thanks Flint.
     
  5. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    What are you thanking Flint for? Botch posted the video.

    Troy...have you been :eek:bscene-drinkingdrunk: again?
     
  6. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    I haven't really seen or read anything about this in the past, it was new to me. I've always been led to believe the "loudness wars" (overly-compressed music) was designed to make your song "stand out" on the radio, and get more airplay. (does "radio airplay" even count anymore? :?: ). And the birdsong info was new to me too.
     
  7. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    Opps, sorry Botch. Hmmmm I must have been pretty tired when I wrote that, thanks for the correction Zing.
     

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