Sing yourself

Maybe this is what Whitman meant…

The composer John Cage visited a sound-proofed anechoic chamber in order to experience total and complete silence.  It didn’t quite work out that way.  Describing the experience, he later wrote, “I heard two sounds, one high and one low. When I described them to the engineer in charge, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system in operation, the low one my blood in circulation.”

This seems to raise a lot of questions.  Are the two sounds always at the same two musical notes and keys, or do they vascillate and, if so, why?  Can they be in tune with each other, creating a kind of harmony, during which we feel good, or dissonant when we feel bad?  Is the music of our bodies naturally harmonious with the music of those we fall in love with?  Might we be prone to hate someone whose natural music is discordant with our own?

One Response to “Sing yourself”

  1. W.C. Varones Says:

    I tried that once. I kept hearing fart noises.

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