We’ve dealt with many aspects of the corporate music industry’s manipulations in this series, but under discussion this time is the whole area of Sound itself. What really is it, and how can it be used as a weapon against the masses? Here to offer some insights is ethno-musicologist Dr. Hans Utter, who listeners might be familiar with from his many appearances on Jan Irvin & Joe Atwill’s Unspun podcasts.
We consider the way sound can be used for both healing, and to create unease and agitation on the part of the listener, all according to the frequencies involved. With a large part of the human body made of water, and water known to have a consciousness which is affected by sound, this stands to reason. We also consider how pop songs are now crafted as corporate commodities, and whether algorhythmic templates are now being employed, based on melodies and sound structures which are known to be appealing to the human psyche on an unseen level.
And no conversation on these subjects would be complete without addressing the A=432 vs. A=440 standard tuning pitch debate.