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Re: Looplaxative

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Tim Nelson wrote:

> Ummmm, check out the very last paragraph of this...
> <http://www.wirenh.com/stories/1605>

"And most threatening of all, Alden Ulery constructed a swollen drone of 
loops and live didgeridoo. Alden confided that he had hoped to get the 
loops down to 57 octaves below middle C, a vibration that would have made 
the entire audience "shit their pants." The equipment didn't cooperate, 
and the Tong's audience-and WFNX's-were spared. Maybe next time! "

He was thinking of what, in some circles, is referred to as "the Brown 

He was thinking of something else: 

What he actually referred to was probably a remembrance of a recent news 
article, mentioned on this list a few months ago, that 57 octaves down 
from B flat is the sound this massive black hole in the Perseid cluster 

"Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found, for the 
first time, sound waves from a supermassive black hole. The "note" is the 
deepest ever detected from any object in our Universe. The tremendous 
amounts of energy carried by these sound waves may solve a longstanding 
problem in astrophysics.


In musical terms, the pitch of the sound generated by the black hole 
translates into the note of B flat. But, a human would have no chance of 
hearing this cosmic performance because the note is 57 octaves lower than 
middle-C. For comparison, a typical piano contains only about seven 
octaves. At a frequency over a million billion times deeper than the 
limits of human hearing, this is the deepest note ever detected from an 
object in the Universe."

Now that's dub. 

Steve B
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