Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!


Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
electroacoustics@canada.com
Date: Sun Jul 31 2005 - 14:19:02 EDT


There has always been a difference in the visual arts
between illustration and art. What art is is an
intangible, but illustration is obvious. I see these
recordings as being illustration, and the hype is that
they 'come from Saturn'. What you are bringing up now
is more confusion to the issue.

If you find these illustrations beautiful, then that is
totally up to you, but to me this is an abuse of the
language. How would you describe something even more
beautiful? You are at the end of the line in one
sentence and to go beyond requires something infantile,
like saying, beautiful beautiful. I don’t know what
this type of 'jumping to the extreme end of
possibilities' behavior is called, but premature
ejaculation comes to mind.

I initially asked the originators of this thread to
explain why they thought the recordings 'cool', and the
answers that came back were because they were
'beautiful'. I thought I was asking a simple question,
but what I got seemed to be insults and the emperors
new clothes.

T

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 06:46:18 -0400, "Shane Turner"
wrote:

>
> In that case x-ray photography and stellar photography
> is a "sham" also,
> after all, the images are taken outside of the visible
> light spectrum, and
> converted down to visible wavelengths. Better not look
> at those x-rays, I'll
> be "duped!" I wonder if I thought an image of the
> horsehead nebula or the
> pillars of creation was beautiful, would I be guilty
of
> "duping" others by
> somebody's standards?
>
> Come to think of it, I'd better not listen to a
> thunderstorm either. After
> all, all that random, naturally-occuring expansion of
> air waves can hardly
> be listenable or beautiful.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <electroacoustics@canada.com>
> To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:03 PM
> Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
>
>
> > Yes right. 'Hear' is the important word. No one is
> > hearing anything of whatever the original data might
> > have been before it got converted, so stop it with
the
> > 'its from Saturn' crap. Its from a lab on earth, and
> > its a sham, and a bad one at that, and the 'cool'
and
> > 'beautiful' people who apparently have only three
> > adjectives in their vocabulary (between them) are
> > duping others into thinking this space junk is
> actually
> > worth a listen. Its data. Garbled, distorted, data.
If
> > you think its worth something, then try
contemplating
> a
> > glass of water until the bio-matter inside makes it
> > undrinkable.
> >
> > R. Mutt
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 02:36:34 +1000, "miriam clinton
> > (iriXx)" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> whats more - what could be cooler than being able
to
> >> /hear/ something
> >> that is intangible as well as being from the visual
> >> spectrum?
> >>
> >> Jean-Marc Pelletier wrote:
> >>
> >> > They're beautiful, surprising sounds created by
> >> auroras that are more
> >> > interesting by themselves than most ea out there.
> > How
> >> can this _not_
> >> > be cool.
> >> >
> >> > Jean-Marc
> >> >
> >> > electroacoustics@canada.com wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Would you care to explain why you think this is
so
> >> >> cool? I must be missing something.
> >> >>
> >> >> TC
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 12:34:20 +0900, Jean-Marc
> >> Pelletier
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>> This was also referenced on /.
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> > http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/sounds/sounds.html
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Very, very cool.
> >> >>>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> 99% of aliens prefer Earth
> >> --Eminem
> >>
> >> www.iriXx.org
> >> www.copyleftmedia.org.uk
> >
>



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