The Music of Snow Crystals

Snow crystals can be stunningly beautiful, thanks to their unique and complex symmetrical forms.  It’s no wonder that the “snowflake” has become a favorite visual icon of winter.  And given that snow crystal structures are so alluring to the eye, I found myself wondering whether they could also be made alluring to the ear.  Could…

What is Eduction?

I’ve been using the word eduction to refer to a concept that I originally put forward in connection with sound media, but that I now think applies to a much broader range of subjects.  In this post, I’d like to explain where the concept came from and spell out my latest ideas about its scope…

What is Paleospectrophony?

I coined the word paleospectrophony in the fall of 2008 to refer to a new method I’d worked out for educing or “playing” historical representations of sound.  After first introducing it on my Phonozoic website (here), I used it during a presentation I gave at the 2011 ARSC conference (here) and again in my book/CD…