Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Perception and brain twisting sounds

Perception. "is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of the environment by organizing and interpreting sensory information."

How do we see, hear, feel and smell this world. We are often fooled by our senses. Mislead. But sometimes it's good to be mislead to find something new. To see the unexpected. We see things that we believe to be there, but are not. Often we also judge before actually really seeing, hearing or feeling. Neither consciously or unconsciously. Or hear sounds that don't exist.

Some time ago I read interesting news about the worlds quietest room that absorbed noise by 99,99%.

When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You'll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly. In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.Steven Orfield told in the news.

The longest anyone has stayed there is 45 minutes.

"How you orient yourself is through sounds you hear when you walk. In the anechoic chamber, you don't have any cues. You take away the perceptual cues that allow you to balance and manoeuvre. If you're in there for half an hour, you have to be in a chair."  Steven Orfield told.

Can imagine that when all the sounds that you can relate to is taken away it gets too much. I think that sometimes it's also very healthy to be quiet and stop, but not for too long. Otherwise you miss all what is out there, the world. It's also hard to learn to see things differently, you have to teach yourself out from the norms what you are used to. This is why kids see things so differently, their imagination is not yet smothered by the habits of how you should see things. People should see all the small beautiful things that are there; like a moment when you cycle and just after you an acorn drops from the tree on the road after you, when a balloon on a stick is crossing the street on crosswalk pushed by the wind, a whirlpool of leaves flying in the air or seeing a full rainbow just after the rain.

I found some old piece of paper from my backpack, when I was emptying it because of the massive rain that made everything wet and thought that this video could be good continuation.

Étienne de Crécy is a French DJ and producer. Watch this from a large window or full screen.

Étienne de Crécy - "No Brain"

And two cool videos from live performances. Check also his webpage at

Étienne de Crécy - "Welcome"

Étienne de Crécy - "All Right"

And to stay bit in the same style I want to introduce you Dr. Lektroluv from Belgium! He's going to play 5.5 at Perron in Rotterdam.

Dr. Lektroluv

Dr. Lektroluv - "Emolotion"

Dr. Lektroluv - "Poltergeist"

Tourdates here: check for tickets for the Rotterdam gig.

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