Art of Noises Manifesto R

Art of Noises Manifesto R - Padraic McQuillan Sound as F....

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Padraic McQuillan Sound as F. Art 1-24-07 Humankind has always been searching for new sounds and these sounds can reveal a lot of their respective cultures. For example early culture’s in Ghana used to the drum particularly for purposes connected to battle. The drum being one of the earliest human constructed instruments required little technology to create. These early cultures had developed the first instruments in their search for new sounds. The drum was used in many ways; for one it was used a rallying call to battle, a means to unify the minds and emotions of warriors, furthermore it was used during battle to intimidate the enemy, and finally after the battle had been waged, the drum was then use as a means to tell the story of the battles, recounting the tragedies and honoring the heroism. This perhaps led to the development of the talking drum, an early drum which can change it’s resonant frequency by tightening strings which are attached to a skinned drum head on either side of the
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course WM 355 taught by Professor Archambault during the Spring '08 term at Emerson.

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