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Summary:This program examines sound waves: why some sounds are musical and others just noise and the relationship of regularity or irregularity of vibration to the perception of musicality, as well as such non-scientific questions as the cultural content of musical perception.
Royal Institution 1989 Christmas Lectures.
Contributor:Taylor, Charles Alfred
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Independent Communications Associates
British Broadcasting Corporation
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Music and science
Music Acoustics and physics
Sound-waves
Musical perception
Music Social aspects
Credits:Host, Charles Taylor. Producer/director, Brian Johnson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
Science, Technology, and Math
Collection:Films@UM
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