The Seattle Sound

The Seattle Sound (Soundcloud)


Bon Jovi, Jon. Living on a Prayer. Bon Jovi. Bruce Fairbairn, 1986. CD.

Cornell, Chris. Slaves and Bulldozers. Soundgarden. Terry Date, 1991. CD.

Staley, Layne. Man In the Box. Alice in Chains. Dave Jerden, 1991. CD.

Sterne, Jonathan. The Sound Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Vedder, Eddie. Black. Pearl Jam. Rick Parashar, 1991. CD.

Blog Post #5

An Acoustemology Interview! Enjoy

Works Cited:

“PLP Potawatomi Language Clip.” YouTube. YouTube, 25 July 2008. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.

“Relaxing Nature: Forest Bird Sounds.” YouTube. YouTube, 17 Sept. 2012. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.

“Axe Chopping – Sound Effect.” YouTube. YouTube, 11 May 2012. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.

Kimmerr, Robin. “Learning the Grammar of Animacy.” The Leopold Outlook (2012): n. pag. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.

Organic Machines

Work Cited

Axtell, Matthew A. “Bioacoustical Warfare.” the minnesota review 2010.73-74 (2009): 205-218.

Bin-bin, Cheng. “Bats’ Acoustic Detection System and Echolocation Bionics.” Radar Conference (RADAR), 2012 IEEE. Mianyang, China : Inst. of Electron. Eng., China Acad. of Eng. Phys., 2012. 984-988. Print.

davidsonweb. “bat sound קולות של עטלף.” Online Video Clip. Youtube. Youtube. 12 December 2010. Web. 14 April 2013.

dolphindog. “Dolphin (wild) talking to me underwater.” Online Video Clip. Youtube. Youtube, 3 December 2011. Web. 14 April 2013.

Houser, Dorian. “Signal Processing Applied to the Dolphin Based Sonar System.” OCEANS 2003. Proceedings. 1. (2003): 297-303. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.

MrDildoh. “Submarine Sonar Sound.flv.” Online Video Clip. Youtube. Youtube, 8 June 2010. Web. 14 April 2013.

The Ultimate Guide: Secrets of Dolphin Sonar. Animal Planet, 2010. Web. 14 Apr 2013.

Political Mashup: Audio Report

I chose to hi-light the chronological layout of my report by placing all three artists in conjunction on the mashup and then splitting the verses by age of the artist, Tupac first, then Technique, then Macklemore. This track also touches on the prophetic nature of the genre and music as a whole, with the sample Macklemore includes at the end of his verse directly discussing the future of hip hop in respect to cough syrup. Enjoy.

Dinner Conversation


The Otherside of Getting Caught in a Hustle Changes by MackleTechniqueShakur 

Sound & Politics

Sound & Politics

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This is a clip of the ezan, which is the main subject I have been studying as it relates to language politics and the interplay between religion and secularism in Turkey. The fact that the call to prayer is in Arabic unites the “Muslim World” as the liturgical language is commonly understood, regardless of the native tongue of the worshipper. Performing the ezan in a different language would imply a sort of separation and ethnic division, where the practitioner is placing their own tradition above the language of the Qur’an (Arabic). The common liturgical language shows respect for the religion and worshippers everywhere, even if the Arabic required must be learned as a second language. Thus the use of Turkish language in the ezan for around 30 years represents a significant shift in political thought.

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This is a sound clip of İstiklâl Marşı, which is the national anthem of Turkey and was adopted in 1921. The song is a reflection of the essence of nationalistic sentiment; the lyrics celebrate and affection for the Turkish homeland and was written to help raise the spirits of the military, as with most national anthems. This sound clip is important to the understanding of Turkish secularism, as a framed copy of this anthem resides in each classroom, along with a picture of Atatürk and an image of the Turkish flag. This display represents the devotion to the state and the support of a secular government–while God is mentioned in the lyrics of the anthem, the idea of God is used as a secondary support as a reason to fight for the State. Kemalist ideas of secularism by no means exclude religion, but rather place more value upon national identity than religious identity and separate the government from religious ideas, which may inform—but not dictate—the law of the land.

This last section is a recording of Atatürk’s speech to Turkish youth fighting in the War for Independence. The first thing he says is “Birinci vazifen, Türk istiklâlini, Türk Cumhuriyetini, ilelebet, muhafaza ve müdafaa etmektir.” This can be translated to mean, “Your first duty is to preserve and to defend Turkish Independence and the Turkish Republic forever.” This statement is critical to understand the essence of Kemalism, which resists typical American politicizations like “conservative” or “liberal”—in a sense, Kemalism is an extremely “right-wing” sort of ideology, where the state and the idea of “the people” are revered; however, Kemalism is also—particularly in the context of its time—an extremely “liberal” ideology in its radical break from the Caliphate model of government and the increase in modernizations that departed from the traditional customs of Turkey (such as dress, architecture, etc.). The purpose of the political speech is to rouse a feeling of “togetherness” for something bigger than the self; the rhetoric embodied the desire for a new and better order after the decline of the Ottoman Empire.


Ezan – Fair Use (through Wikipedia commons)

İstiklâl Marşı – Public Domain (through Wikipedia commons)

Manisa Turkish. John Guise, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.