Author Archives: Justin Patrick Moore

Music inspired by Wilhelm Reich

A few weeks ago I had the urge to listen to the Nocturnal Emissions album “Collateral Salvage” -a title in their catalog I wasn’t as familiar with as many others. As I absorbed the deftly collaged audio I noticed one … Continue reading

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Water Walk and Variations VII

John Cage’s composition Imaginary Landscape No. 4 wasn’t the end of his engagement with the use of radio as a sound source. In fact his imagination, now glowing like a hot tube, was just getting warmed up. I will turn … Continue reading

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Imaginary Landscapes

The development of telecommunications technology and electronic circuits had a major impact on the creation of new musical instruments from the very beginnings of the field. But it was only in 1951 that a composer first got the idea that … Continue reading

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Two Pioneers of Spread Spectrum Radio

In wireless communications spread spectrum radio is a transmission technique where the frequency of the signal is intentionally varied. This gives the signal a much greater bandwidth than if its frequency had remained constant. In the conventional transmission and receiving … Continue reading

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Tuning the Terrestrial Monochord, or listening to the Harmony of Earth

Antennas and monochords have a lot in common. A monochord is an ancient musical and scientific lab instrument made of one long string, similar in that respect to a long single wire antenna, only the string is stretched over a … Continue reading

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