Sunday, August 27, 2006

Only one observation

I never really considered the importance of sound in defining a space, indoor or out. This morning I had an experience that made me think about it. When you close your eyes, there is a process that takes place in your brain of calculating the micro-seconds of reverberation you hear and using that calculation to imagine the size of a space. That calculation also takes into account what direction that sound comes from, and as finite as it is, your brain does distinguish between the same sound reverbing back from a wall 10' away, 100' away, a flat surface or a curved surface. How we see space vs. hear space can be very telling in how we precieve our surroundings. When space creates an emotional reaction, part of the reaction is how we precieve the enormity or shallowness of that space. The astonishing thing is when you are in a space and what you hear and what you see are two different things. I understand now why certain places have a power to envoke emotion that you cant understand or comprehend until you are there.

This morning I got up and went to mass, for the first time in many years, at Notre Dame.

13 comments:

gustavo said...

There you go, you did the one thing you needed to avoid - mass in a large cathedral. Thats how they getcha... what you were really experincing is a flashback...

Anonymous said...

test by mc mc doogle

One F said...

So you went to Amsterdam first then, eh?

Anonymous said...

Retard test

Anonymous said...

Tom, This is Franny. My boyfriend is indeed retarded. Those are all of his retarded posts. I hope you're doing well.
Retardedly yours,
Franny

Anonymous said...

I now know what I'm doing!

Anonymous said...

Foie Gras. Do these words mean anything to you Chef Tom? You left the same day that the ban on Foie Gras went into effect here in Chicago. Coincidence? I think not. This whole ruse of going to Gay Paris for learning was nothing short of you wanting to get your fill of goose liver, very cleaver my friend. I plan on exposing you!
My new landlord owns an apartment in the city of Paris and is willing to rent it to me for a week! I'm looking into flights for October. Beware my friend Mr. Clark is seting the wheels in motion....My french is very limited so I will have to rely on my charming personality and and ability to stare mo-fo's down. TL & MC in France will make D-Day look like a small skirmish. Take care and keep up with the good-ass-voo-doo. Cheers Mr. Clark

Anonymous said...

I have some catching up to do... I would love to burn you some music, perhaps some of the forty Muslimgauze CD's in my possession or more of that Bill Laswell that you are so fond of. I need your address and any other information to help with my quest. I called Sean this week and we both agree.... the Helmet show in Milwaukee was the highlight of the summer. The pictures of that weekend should be posted on a blog. I NEED YOUR ADDRESS! INEED YOUR ADDRESS! INEED YOUR ADDRESS! HAVE I MADE MYSELF CLEAR? LOVE MR. CLARK

Anonymous said...

Franny loved your retarded comment about me and I see she has been to your Blog. Hey Franny! What Up! By the way who the fuck is Gustavo? Whom ever this person is has some good advice about religion. I'm going to call Kelly now since I'm in charge of keeping her laughing while your away. Mister C

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Who started giving the people ideas...when all they'd known up until then was the catechism! They began, so they proclaimed, to educate the people...Ah what truths they had to reveal! Beautiful! Brilliant! Unprecedented truths! And the people were dazzled! LOUIS-FERDINAND CELINE

Anonymous said...

Tom-
Thanks for being a friend where private matters are concerned. To everyone else associated with this bolg...Keep up with the colour of tempo and time. mR cLarK

Anonymous said...

When you sleep...
Rain
Trumpets
Violin.
Beg for the ear.

Places you have never been.
High members scream.
With hollow body & numb limb.
Joyous occasion...a exultant heart.