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A Not So Quiet Place

 

Exposure to noise pollution has serious health risks, and disproportionately affects certain communities. But what if regulating it would accidentally do more harm than good?

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The Generation Gap by CBC’s Podcast Playlist: https://bit.ly/2wAgJU6

 

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PAPERS

  • White Faces in Intimate Spaces: Jamaican Popular Music in Global Circulation – Larisa Kingston Mann – http://bit.ly/2G1oEJx
  • Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Residential Segregation, and Spatial Variation in Noise Exposure in the Contiguous United States – Casey et al – http://bit.ly/2G0zAY3
  • The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Health of Everyone: The Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Quality – Cushing et al – http://bit.ly/2G0Q5Di
  • Why Do People Like Loud Sound? A Qualitative Study – Welch & Fremaux – http://bit.ly/2G0Nlpp
  • GIS Metrics – Soundscape Modeling – Sherrill – https://bit.ly/2Ir4pdM [PDF]
  • NIGHT NOISE GUIDELINES FOR EUROPE – WHO – http://bit.ly/2FYy0WH [PDF]
  • Guidelines for community noise – WHO – http://bit.ly/2G0g4uK
  • Burden of disease from environmental noise – WHO – http://bit.ly/2FZIkO8 [PDF]
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier: A Historian Listens to Noise – Bailey – http://bit.ly/

 

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Thanks to the shows current patrons and supporters! Without you the show would not be possible. Special thanks to: Oscar Acton, Kathy Ahfid, Harry Brisson, Jack Britton, Keith Broni, Hans Buetow, Philip Campbell, Andrew Carlos, Trey Connelly, Jana Deppe, Katherine E. Cunningham, Talia F E, Scott Fassett, J Gingold, Nick Goertzen, Camilla Greer, Richard Hanson, Ethan Hermer, Dale Jakes, Blake Kidd, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Tod Kurt, Andrew MacLarty, J.S. Majer, Christopher McKitterick, Mahlen Morris, Dylan Neal, Adam Neely, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Clarissa Redwine, Susan Rugnetta, Cole Sarar, Mischa Stanton, Hector Suzanne, Bernhard Werner, Chelsea Whyte, Johnny C, Tim, Benjamin, and Elliott!

 

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Reasonably Sound’s theme and act break music are by Will Stratton, and its visual design by Tida Tep. Cover image by USDAGov on Flickr: http://bit.ly/2jYgEAy

Helpful Mom Voices

On the pursuit of making machines talk, and the quality of digital assistants’ voices.

 

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RESEARCH SOURCES

  • Are Consumers More Responsive to Male or Female Voices? – http://bit.ly/2sZHCin
  • Can Computer-Generated Speech Have Gender? An Experimental Test of Gender Stereotype – http://bit.ly/2t06BlJ
  • Gendered Voice and Robot Entities: Perceptions and Reactions of Male and Female Subjects – http://bit.ly/2sYBJSS [PDF]
  • How Do You Say ‘Hello’? Personality Impressions from Brief Novel Voices – http://bit.ly/2t06E0T
  • Implications of Using Male and Female Voices in Commercials: An Exploratory Study – http://bit.ly/2sWybAp
  • Making Social Robots More Attractive: The Effects of Voice Pitch, Humor and Empathy – http://bit.ly/2t06J4H
  • The influence of voice pitch on perceptions of trustworthiness across social contexts – http://bit.ly/2sVQfL3
  • The Materiality of the Digital and the Gendered Voice of Siri – http://bit.ly/2sWyew5 [PDF]
  • The speaker/gender effect: does the speaker’s gender matter when presenting auditory text in multimedia messages? – http://bit.ly/2sVT275
  • Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human ­Computer Relationship – http://bit.ly/2sWyhYN

 

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Thanks to the shows current patrons and supporters! Without you the show would not be possible. Special thanks to: Adam Neely, Andrew MacLarty, Andrew Carlos, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Benjamin , Camilla Greer, Cassandra Durnford, Chelsea Whyte, Christopher McKitterick, Clarissa Redwine, Clayton Grey, Cole Sarar, Dale Jakes, Dylan Neal, Elliott , Ethan Hermer, Hans Buetow, Hector Suzanne, J.S. Majer, Jack Britton, Jana Deppe, Joe Krushinsky, Johnny C, Kathy Ahfid, Keith Broni, Mahlen Morris, Mischa Stanton, Nick Goertzen, Oscar Acton, Philip Campbell, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Scott Fassett, Susan Rugnetta, Talia F E, Tim, Tod Kurt, Trey Connelly

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Reasonably Sound’s theme and act break music are by Will Stratton, and its visual design by Tida Tep.

Automated Copywrongs

Or: Do Androids Dream of Pitch Shifted Music?

We talk about the algorithmic enforcement of copyright, how it works and why we have it. We talk to Parker Higgins, and speculate about a future beset by copyright robots.

 

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Thanks to the shows current patrons and supporters! Without you the show would not be possible. Special thanks to: Adam Neely, Andrew MacLarty, Andrew Carlos, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Benjamin , Brandon , Camilla Greer, Cassandra Durnford, Chelsea Whyte, Christopher McKitterick, Clarissa Redwine, Clayton Grey, Cole Sarar, Dale Jakes, Dylan Neal, Elliott , Ethan Hermer, hansbuetow , HectorSuzanne , J.S. Majer, Jack Britton, Jana Deppe, Jesse Gamble, Joachim , Joe Krushinsky, Johnny C, Kathy Ahfid, Keith Broni, Mahlen Morris, Mischa Stanton, Nick Goertzen, Oscar Acton, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Scott Fassett, Susan Rugnetta, Talia F E, Tim, Tod Kurt, and Tom Vickers!

 

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Reasonably Sound’s theme and act break music are by Will Stratton, and its visual design by Tida Tep.

Why Are There No New Christmas Songs?

 

As of Recording, Wham’s “Last Christmas” was predicted to be the UK #1 Christmas single, but the honor officially went to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” (not a year end song, despite what the music video would have you believe) as of publish.


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“DID U KNOOOOOOW?” used w/ permission from Mikey Neumann of Movies w/ Mikey. Check out his awesome work here: bit.ly/2C47L3a

Kmart In-Store Music: Christmas 1974 – http://bit.ly/2BWVIof
Christmas Medley, 1953 – http://bit.ly/2BYPG6n
Emotions (Acapella) – Mariah Carey
Nat King Cole – “The Christmas Song”
Ennio Morricone – Story of a Soldier
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Sleigh Bells by Richard Wheeler – http://bit.ly/2C2fmyW
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Thanks to all the show’s current patrons and supporters, with an extra special double thanks to:

Oscar Acton, Kathy Ahfid, Jack Britton, Keith Broni, Andrew Carlos, Jana Deppe, Cassandra Durnford, Talia F E, Scott Fassett, Jesse Gamble, Nick Goertzen, Camilla Greer, Clayton Grey, Ethan Hermer, Dale Jakes, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Joe Krushinsky, Tod Kurt, Andrew MacLarty, J.S. Majer, Mahlen Morris, Dylan Neal, Adam Neely, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Clarissa Redwine, Susan Rugnetta, Cole Sarar, Tom Vickers, Chelsea Whyte, Johnny C, Tim, Hans, Benjamin, HectorSuzanne, Joachim, and Elliott <3

Reasonably Sounds Theme and Act Break music are by Will Stratton (http://willstratton.bandcamp.com), and visual design by Tida Tep (http://tidatep.com)

Boo Who?

RS Live at Caveat NYC, Dec 2nd 2017: http://caveat.nyc/event/reasonably-sound/

An examination of when, and why, we boo and some encouragement to maybe boo a bit more.

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• Dan Rebellato, ‘B is for Booing’ – http://bit.ly/2hSGAjQ
• Sound Symbolism – http://bit.ly/2hTgDjN
• Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot? – http://bbc.in/2hTLOeQ
• On the Booing of La Sonnambula – http://bit.ly/2hThdht
• On the Pleasure of Being Booed, Marinetti in Futurism: An Anthology – http://bit.ly/2hTxHGI
• Spectator Booing and the Home Advantage, Greer – http://bit.ly/2hSHGvY
• Booing: The Anatomy of Disaffiliative Response, Clayman – http://bit.ly/2hTM3qg
• Whipping It Up! An Analysis of Audience Responses to Political Rhetoric in Speeches From the 2012 American Presidential Elections, Bull and Miskinis – http://bit.ly/2hRlrX2
• Don’t Boo, Vote – http://bit.ly/2B02LII

• The Emancipated Spectator, Ranciere – http://bit.ly/2hU20wH
• The Theatre of the Oppressed, Boal – http://bit.ly/2zW64n5
• Can Emotions Be Truly Group Level? Evidence Regarding Four Conceptual Criteria, Smith et al – http://bit.ly/2hTymry
• “Please Clap”: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates, Stewart et al – http://bit.ly/2hXjPuR
• Mike Pence Booed at Hamilton – http://bit.ly/2hUhPnl

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• Piano Sonata #15, Beethoven – http://bit.ly/2gUiUYh

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Image from page 298 of “The sportsman’s British bird book” (1908) – http://bit.ly/2hRGXea

Reasonably Sounds theme and act break music are by Will Stratton (willstratton.bandcamp.com), and visual design by Tida Tep (tidatep.com)

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Thanks to all the show’s current patrons, with an extra special double thanks to: Joe Krushinsky, Brandon, Johnny C, Camilla Greer, Susan Rugnetta, Jana Deppe, Keith Broni, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Clarissa Redwine, J.S. Majer, Jack Britton, Andrew MacLarty, Mahlen Morris, Jesse Gamble, Tim, Hans Buetow, Tom Vickers, Talia F E, Scott Fassett, Clayton Grey, Nick Goertzen, Benjamin, Kathy Ahfid, HectorSuzanne , Adam Neely, Oscar Acton, Dale Jakes, Cole Sarar, Andrew Carlos, Dylan Neal, Chelsea Whyte, Royce Rackham, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Rachaul Paul, Ethan Hermer, Joachim, Tod Kurt, Elliott, John Cifuentes, and Xander C! <3

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Put ‘Em Together

“The custom of showing one’s pleasure at music by immediately following it with a noise, usually by clapping but sometimes also by the drumming of feet, is perhaps as old as the art of music itself.” – The Oxford Companion to Music, Alison Latham


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Arhythmia by neekoh.fi on flickr – http://bit.ly/2gUgGII

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You can support the show with a per-episode donation at
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Thanks to all the show’s current patrons, with an extra special double thanks to: Brandon, Joe Krushinsky, Jonny C, Camilla Greer, Keith Broni, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, J.S. Majer, Jack Britton, Andrew MacLarty, Mahlen Morris, Jesse Gamble, Tim, Hans Buetow, Clayton Grey, Nick Goertzen, Benjamin, Kathy Ahfid, Hector Suzanne, Adam Neely, Oscar Acton, Dale Jakes, Cole Sarar, Andrew Carlos, Dylan Neal, Chelsea Whyte, Royce Rackham, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Rachaul Paul, Ethan Hermer, Scott Fassett, Joachim, Tod Kurt, Elliott, John Cifuentes, Xander C, and Susan Rugnetta


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RM02: A Reasonably Sound Mission Statement

 

“Ruminations” (RM) are short[-er] episodes, lightly edited, on topics nonetheless worth discussing.

In this Rumination, I talk for a few minutes about what I want to try to do with Reasonably Sound, and why I think sound is interesting and important.

Double Extra Super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Andrew Carlos, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Whyte, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Dale Jakes, Dylan Teague, Elliott, Ethan Hermer, Hans Buetow, Ildaris, Jesse Gamble, Joachim, Joe Krushinsky, John Cifuentes, Jonny C, Kings Ransom, Kyle Adkins, Liz M, Mahlen Morris, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Scott, Susan Rugnetta, Tim, Tod Kurt, and Xander C

Music by Will Stratton
Visual Design by Tida Tep

What Did 2016 Sound Like?

It’s the end of 2016, so we’ll do the thing one tends to do around this time of year: look back. In this episode, a few bits of audio revelry from the End of 2014 episode return, you can get some insight into what kinds of things I was trying to make for Reasonably Sound when Reasonably Sound wasn’t allowed to make anything, and I share some stories about a few musicians, performers and composers that died this year.
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Double extra super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Allie Cunningham, Andy McMillan, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Whyte, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Dale Jakes, Elliott, Ethan Hermer, Hans Beutow, Liz M, Ildaris, Jesse Gamble, Joachim, Joe Krushinsky, John Cifuentes, Jonny C, Kings Ransom, Kyle Adkins, Mahlen Morris, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Scott, Susan Rugnetta, Talia F E, Tim, Tod Kurt and Xander C
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Reasonably Sound’s music is by Will Stratton.
Its visual design is by Tida Tep.
Special thanks to John Hill for suggesting I keep it up with the End of the Year Specials
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For Whom the Whistle Blows

This episode contains offensive language.

In this episode of Reasonably Sound we talk about how it is that through repetition, seemingly innocuous sounds come to be laden with meaning and can even guide the behavior of subjects exposed to them.

First, we spend a little time on how dogs are trained and the difference between classical and operant conditioning: a little bit of Pavlov, and a little bit of B.F. Skinner (an unwitting participant in the design of addictive games and social media, by a certain view).

After talking for a bit about dog whistles of the ultrasonic kind–the ones you can’t hear, but fido can–we spend the second half of the episode talking about dog whistles of the political kind. We talk about why certain kinds of political messages, ones dealing largely in hatefulness, are named after a piece of silent pup training paraphernalia, and how they can work to guide the behavior of people who have the ability hear them.

Double extra super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Allie, Andy McMillan, Autumn, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Herrington, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Dale Jakes, Elliott, Hans Buetow, Ildaris, Jesse Gamble, Joachim, Joe Krushinsky, John Cifuentes, Kyle Adkins, Liz M, Scott, Susan Rugnetta, Talia F E, Tim, Tod Kurt, Xander C

Reasonably Sound’s music is by Will Stratton
Its visual design is by Tida Tep.

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On Dog Whistle Racism, Generally:

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The Braaam™

An episode about the type of sound The Inception Sound is, the controversy surrounding that sound’s authorship, and how its effectiveness is deeply rooted in a millennia plus of human culture.

Double extra super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Allie, Andy McMillan, Autumn, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Herrington, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Elliott, Hans Buetow, Jesse Gamble, Joachim, Joe Krushinsky, John Cifuentes, Kyle Adkins, Susan Rugnetta, Talia F E, Tim, Tod Kurt, Xander C

This episode was ORIGINALLY PERFORMED lived for XOXO Fest in Portland during September of 2016. Thanks to Andy Baio and Andy McMillan for making it possible and for supporting the return of Reasonably Sound. Stephen Bruckert compiled and edited the Gravitas of Braaams supercut in this episode. Bailey Math of Bailey Math Sound made this episode’s custom braaams.

Reasonably Sound’s theme music is by Will Stratton https://willstratton.bandcamp.com/
Its visual design is by Tida Tep http://www.tidatep.com/

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