Wednesday, May 17, 2006

11. Infrasound or Sibelius?

I love the raw power of music on the senses. The power of music to stir up tears. I find it incredible when a piece of music captures my feelings and perhaps inspires a smile or a sudden rash of goose-bumps.

I remember my step-father Jerry with a tear in his eye while listening to Sibelius' Finlandia. It was so moving to see how much he loved his classical music.

I've been interested to discover the impact that subsonics have on human emotions. The following are short extracts from "infrasonics" on wikipedia.

It has long been realized that infrasound may cause feelings of awe or fear. Since it is not consciously perceived, it can make people feel vaguely that supernatural events are taking place

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