About the Author
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: The Bell of Józef Czechowicz ¬– The Importance of Minute Sound Moments.- 2 The Notes of Human Music.- 3 Making the Moment Singable.- 4 Signals from Near and Far Shores – Voices from the Natural World.- 5 Speak My Name – the Ownership of Syllables.- 6 First and Last Sounds – Messages Beyond Language.
What People are Saying About This
“Seán Street is one of our great listeners and one of our finest interpreters of listening. This book uses literature, the visual arts, music, radio, the sounds of the natural world, and silence, to explore the deepest meanings of sound, or, as he writes in his last sentence, “all the murmurs in the whispering world”.” (Piers Plowright, Radio Features Producer)
“Professor Seán Street is one of our most important philosopher poets. He brings to the art of sound and radio an aesthetic conscience and creative intellect that finds the auricular heart in a grain of sand. He can articulate the meaning in those murmurings of past hearing that rest dormant in our listening memory only to be awakened by the poetic inspiration of our everyday soundscape. This beautiful book explores resonance and advances our understanding of T.S. Eliot's concept of the auditory imagination.” (Professor Tim Crook, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)