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Do you enjoy sound? You’re reading a podcast description right now, so chances are good that you do. Mike Rugnetta does, too. And on Reasonably Sound, Mike will provide context, explanation and a little celebration of the complexities and awesomeness of audio, and the various cultures which surround and have grown around it. Not just for audiophiles, Reasonably Sound will be your guide to the world of sound.

Do you enjoy sound? You’re reading a podcast description right now, so chances are good that you do. Mike Rugnetta does, too. And on Reasonably Sound, Mike will provide context, explanation and a little celebration of the complexities and awesomeness of audio, and the various cultures which surround and have grown around it. Not just for audiophiles, Reasonably Sound will be your guide to the world of sound.
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Do you enjoy sound? You’re reading a podcast description right now, so chances are good that you do. Mike Rugnetta does, too. And on Reasonably Sound, Mike will provide context, explanation and a little celebration of the complexities and awesomeness of audio, and the various cultures which surround and have grown around it. Not just for audiophiles, Reasonably Sound will be your guide to the world of sound.

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English


Episodes

037 - Boo Who?

11/22/2017
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RS Live at Caveat NYC, Dec 2nd 2017: http://caveat.nyc/event/reasonably-sound/ An examination of when, and why, we boo and some encouragement to maybe boo a bit more. SOURCES • Dan Rebellato, ‘B is for Booing’ - http://bit.ly/2hSGAjQ • Sound Symbolism - http://bit.ly/2hTgDjN • Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot? - http://bbc.in/2hTLOeQ • On the Booing of La Sonnambula - http://bit.ly/2hThdht • On the Pleasure of Being Booed, Marinetti in Futurism: An Anthology - http://bit.ly/2hTxHGI...

Duration: 00:35:20


036 - Put 'Em Together

10/20/2017
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“The custom of showing one's pleasure at music by immediately following it with a noise, usually by clapping but sometimes also by the drumming of feet, is perhaps as old as the art of music itself.” - The Oxford Companion to Music, Alison Latham SOURCES: • Laws, Plato - http://bit.ly/2gUDXtK • Applause: A Rest Is Noise Special Report, Ross - http://bit.ly/2gUlddZ • Getting Together and Falling Apart: Applauding audiences, Brandl-Risi - http://bit.ly/2gUmlyf • Effects of applause magnitude...

Duration: 00:34:57


RM02 - A Reasonably Sound "Mission Statement"

1/28/2017
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"Ruminations" (RM) are short[-er] episodes, lightly edited, on topics nonetheless worth discussing. In this Rumination, I talk for a few minutes about what I want to try to do with Reasonably Sound, and why I think sound is interesting and important. Double Extra Super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Andrew Carlos, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Whyte, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Dale Jakes, Dylan Teague,...

Duration: 00:18:17


For Whom The Whistle Blows

12/12/2016
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This episode contains offensive language. ---------- In this episode of Reasonably Sound we talk about how it is that through repetition, seemingly innocuous sounds come to be laden with meaning and can even guide the behavior of subjects exposed to them. ---------- Double extra super THANKS to all of Reasonably Sound’s Patrons, who help keep the show afloat. Special shoutout to Allie, Andy McMillan, Autumn, Brandon, Camilla Greer, Chelsea Herrington, Coral Kennelty-Cohen, Dale Jakes,...

Duration: 00:40:47


32: Light Dinner Conversation

11/19/2015
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Support RS at patreon.com/reasonablysound This week, it’s the sounds that surround holiday gatherings and rituals. Mike tackles several sonic phenomena and how they will function during your Turkey Day soiree. And how you can use their existence as fodder for conversations with your Uncle Alvin when you run out of weather to discuss. You’ll learn about the acoustic arms race that is the Lombard Effect. How the TV people record the sparkling sounds of football. And what being cooperative...

Duration: 00:15:44


31: I Nonlinear Vocalization. You Nonlinear Vocalization

10/23/2015
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Support RS at patreon.com/reasonablysound THIS WEEK IT’S ALL ABOUT SCREAMS (AAAAA!!!!) Horror and fear screams. It’s not just talking with some extra juice. There is much, much more at work. Physically and psychologically, a scream is a unique thing in human sound production. Mike explores the what and how, and that they aren’t like shouts or yells. Plus a deep dive into what they mean. And how they function in film. Especially as delivered by women. -- SOURCES -- The Hard Work of...

Duration: 00:35:04


29: Acoustic Body

10/1/2015
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It’s the stethoscope and the sampler as Mike leads us through “the alien nature of [our] own interiors.” In this journey into the sounds of the body, he explores the work of corporeal sonification as music, as well the history and meaning of sounds in medicine. There are lots of sound puns that are sure to resonate (HA!), and the pleasure of hearing Mike work his way through European names of the 19th century. Also the word “auscultation.” Music Intro: My Body by Perfume Genius from Too...

Duration: 00:21:20


25: Fetish Character

7/18/2015
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Support RS at patreon.com/reasonablysound Mike explores audience, taste, morality, subjectivity, commodity, and so much more in a pastiche of readings from Theodor W. Adorno, Gawker, Taylor Swift’s Tumblr, Fashionista, Noisey, NME and Pitchfork. The text of this episode of Reasonably Sound is entirely found. The sources are: On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening By Theodor W. Adorno Sacred Vows, Lies and Morphine: Nuns Detail Fight Against Katy Perry on Gawker...

Duration: 00:22:04


23: The Real Song of the Summer

6/21/2015
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It’s the ice cream truck jingle. Even Mike’s hated Mr. Softee one. Mike provides the secret origin of the jingle, touching on the Great Depression, the growth of the American middle class, the Good Humor Man, refrigeration, and bobsled bells. -- Sources -- Ice Cream: A Global History by Laura B. Weiss http://www.amazon.com/Ice-Cream-Global-History-Reaktion/dp/1861897928 Ding, Ding!: The Commodity Aesthetic of Ice Cream Truck Music by Daniel T Neely...

Duration: 00:22:00


22: Echoic Memory

6/7/2015
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Echoic memory, how it differs from other kinds of memory, and the definition of sound itself, all on this episode of Reasonably Sound. Plus: Jamiroquai.

Duration: 00:21:39


21: Road Trip

5/10/2015
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Mike and Molly (not the TV show) take a road trip and consider Spotify, MTV2, and how we discover music now. (Also: Cover versions, N.W.A., and the undeniable perfection of Pony.)

Duration: 00:40:58


19: Molly’s Misophonia

4/12/2015
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Misophonia is, literally, “the hatred of sound.” Molly Templeton has it, and talks to Mike about the noises that trigger it. -- Molly Online -- twitter.com/mememolly instagram.com/mememolly -- Sources -- “Misophonia: Diagnostic Criteria for a New Psychiatric Disorder” by Arjan Schröder, Nienke Vulink, Damiaan Denys. PLOSOne. “Decreased Sound Tolerance and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy” by Margaret M. Jastreboff AND Pawel J. Jastreboff. The Australian And New Zealnd Journal Of Audiology, Vol...

Duration: 00:27:30


18: Play It For All It’s Worth

3/29/2015
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How much is a song worth? How do you even calculate it? And what do DJ Shadow, Tom Waits, and the Wu-Tang Clan have to do with it? Mike Rugnetta answers these and other questions. -- Sources -- The Spotify Calculator http://time.com/3590670/spotify-calculator/ That Chevy Ad with the DJ Shadow track https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7sTc/chevrolet-attract-attention-song-by-dj-shadow Tom Waits on musicians allowing their work to be used in commercials...

Duration: 00:29:23


17: What Does the Universe Sound Like?

3/15/2015
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Mike explains how pigeon-lovers Arno Penzius and Robert Wilson found evidence to prove the Big Bang. Find out about hisses, #starstuff, photons, poop, and more to get a full picture of what the universe actually sounds like. -- Universe Sounds -- Big Bang Hiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu7nKWa8hSM Dawn Chorus http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rbsp/news/emfisis-chorus.html#.VQj9FhDF880 Black hole http://heasarc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/learning_center/listen.html Sound of the Big Bang...

Duration: 00:26:46


16: Active Listening, Eavesdropping, and Surveillance

3/5/2015
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Mike navigates the streets, subways, and pizza shops of NYC, and as you listen, ponder whether listening to this episode makes you an active listener, an eavesdropper, or a spy.

Duration: 00:58:17