Much to my astonishment, I have become briefly (and marginally) famous for my role (miniscule) in a film about Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr. Not only was she the sexiest woman on screen in the 1940s and 50s, but she also was an inventor, and worked with my favorite composer, George Antheil, on a patent for a “secret communications device”. Although nothing came of their brilliant invention, it turned out to be a stunning preview of frequency hopping, a technique which is used in wifi and cell phones, and makes our current world possible. The film about Hedy, called “Bombshell” is now available on Netflix – enjoy it, and look out for my cameo, talking about…torpedoes!
is silence tangible?
More about Silence
- Suggested reading list on silence
- John Cage: Silence (this is the bible of John Cage fans – full of insight and anecdotes)
- Kyle Gann: No Such Thing as Silence (Gann was head music critic for the Village Voice)
- Salomé Voegelin: Silence and Noise (a modern take on sound art)
- Douglas Kahn: Noise Water Meat (a controversial rebuttal of many preconceived ideas)
- Film: Die große Stille (a mystical documentary about a french monastery)
- Movie: The Sound of Noise (Swedish alternative detective movie, hilarious, cult)
- Suggested listening list
- Arvo Pärt
- Meredith Monk
- Hildegaard Westerkamp
- Pauline Oliveros
- medieval music of the école de Notre Dame: especially Leonin and Pérotin