"...it’s about feeling vibrations and frequencies.”
January 7, 2020 7:14 PM   Subscribe

A Sonic Pulse [Vimeo, 07:23] explores D/deaf people’s experience of electronic music from a visceral, communal and scientific perspective.

Slightly more from Disability Arts Online.
posted by youarenothere (5 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Decades ago I worked in a bar with a powerful sound system. Massive basses moving columns of air. I had a number of deaf customers who came in because of the sound. We communicated over the bar with gestures and notes on bar napkins. They would stand near the basses to feel the vibrations. This allowed them to to dance with the hearing patrons. Waltzes, two-steps, disco and rock. They really seemed to enjoy being there and participating. They tipped pretty well too...
posted by jim in austin at 8:27 PM on January 7 [6 favorites]

Thanks for posting this. I feel like it's worth adding, Nico DiMarco.
posted by Toddles at 8:55 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

This is awesome. Thank you for posting
posted by azarbayejani at 10:21 PM on January 7

"For me, music shouldn't be defined by hearing people, because it's about feeling vibrations and frequencies"

That is a hell of a powerful statement. Thank you for sharing, youarenothere.
posted by hanov3r at 7:44 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]

I'd be curious to hear what genres of beat-based music are the most enjoyable to listen to. Is 4 on the floor more enjoyable, or just boring. Are breaks-based genres too hard to follow when you're only getting low frequencies?
posted by SoundInhabitant at 11:12 AM on January 9 [1 favorite]

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