Noise And Signal Interference In Optical Fiber …

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Noise, Oscillators and Algebraic Randomness


Noise, Oscillators and Algebraic Randomness
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The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 460 MB
Overview: Like the origins of a musical idea waiting to be developed through the course of symphony, Adrian Leverkühn, the titular musical genius of Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus, foreshadows The Rest is Noise. Mann has Leverkühn attend a performance of Richard Strauss’ Salome in 1906, the same event that opens The Rest is Noise. Alex Ross lists Leverkühn’s fictional attendance along with that of the historically correct presence of Mahler, Puccini, Schoenberg, the cream of doomed European society – and the 17-year-old Adolf Hitler. in Mann’s book, Leverkühn contracts syphilis around the same time from a prostitute who goes on to haunt his work; the implied germination of something dark and destructive – musically and historically – sets the tone for Ross’ hugely ambitious book.

if writing about music is like dancing about architecture, Alex Ross, the classical music critic of the New Yorker, is Nureyev with a notebook. Critics may quibble with the lack of academic theory in his descriptions of music (in this regard, it’s constructive to compare his book with Charles Rosen’s The Classical Style), but he has an undeniable gift for enabling the reader to ‘hear’ the outline of the music he describes (or at least make them believe that is what they’re hearing): "Strings whip up dust clouds around manic dancing feet. Brass play secular chorales, as if seated on the dented steps of a tilting little church…Drums bang the drunken lust of young men at the center of the crowd." Consequently, there are countless moments in this book where the temptation to download the music is overwhelming – clearly, copyright issues and running time barred inclusion of musical segments in this recording, and it’s a tribute to Ross’ style that this omission isn’t a critical blow.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction History, Music

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The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 460 MB
Overview: Like the origins of a musical idea waiting to be developed through the course of symphony, Adrian Leverkühn, the titular musical genius of Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus, foreshadows The Rest is Noise. Mann has Leverkühn attend a performance of Richard Strauss’ Salome in 1906, the same event that opens The Rest is Noise. Alex Ross lists Leverkühn’s fictional attendance along with that of the historically correct presence of Mahler, Puccini, Schoenberg, the cream of doomed European society – and the 17-year-old Adolf Hitler. in Mann’s book, Leverkühn contracts syphilis around the same time from a prostitute who goes on to haunt his work; the implied germination of something dark and destructive – musically and historically – sets the tone for Ross’ hugely ambitious book.

if writing about music is like dancing about architecture, Alex Ross, the classical music critic of the New Yorker, is Nureyev with a notebook. Critics may quibble with the lack of academic theory in his descriptions of music (in this regard, it’s constructive to compare his book with Charles Rosen’s The Classical Style), but he has an undeniable gift for enabling the reader to ‘hear’ the outline of the music he describes (or at least make them believe that is what they’re hearing): "Strings whip up dust clouds around manic dancing feet. Brass play secular chorales, as if seated on the dented steps of a tilting little church…Drums bang the drunken lust of young men at the center of the crowd." Consequently, there are countless moments in this book where the temptation to download the music is overwhelming – clearly, copyright issues and running time barred inclusion of musical segments in this recording, and it’s a tribute to Ross’ style that this omission isn’t a critical blow.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction History, Music

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Discord: The Story of Noise by Mike Goldsmith

Discord: The Story of Noise by Mike Goldsmith
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.5 MB
Overview: Noise is a widely recognized problem and health concern in the modern world. Given the importance of managing noise levels and developing suitable ‘soundscapes’ in contexts such as industry, schools, or public spaces, this is an area of active research for acousticians. But noise, in the sense of dissonance, can also be used positively; composers have employed it from Baroque music to Rock feedback; medicine harnesses it to shatter kidney stones and treat cancer; and even the military uses it in (real and rumoured) weapons.

Mike Goldsmith looks back at the long history of the battle between people and noise – a battle that has changed our lives and moulded our societies. He investigates how increasing noise levels relate to human progress, from the clatter of wheels on cobbles to the sound of heavy machinery; he explains how our scientific understanding of sound and hearing has developed; and he looks at noise in nature, including the remarkable ways in which some animals, such as shrimps, use noise as a weapon or to catch prey. He concludes by turning to the future, discussing the noise sources which are likely to dominate it and the ways in which new science and new ideas may change the way our future will sound.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Noise and Signal Interference in Optical Fiber Transmission Systems: An Optimum Design Approach

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Noise and Signal Interference in Optical Fiber Transmission Systems: An Optimum Design Approach

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Noise Reduction by Wavelet Thresholding (Lecture Notes in Statistics)


Noise Aid by means of Wavelet Thresholding (Lecture Notes in Statistics)
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Listening to Noise and Silence by Salomé (Salome) Voegelin

Being attentive to Noise and Silence: In opposition to a Philosophy of Sound Artwork by means of Salomé Voegelin
Necessities: .PDF reader, 1.three MB
Review: Being attentive to Noise and Silence engages with the rising observe of sound artwork and the concurrent building of a discourse and concept of sound. On this unique and difficult paintings, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in ideas of being attentive to sound paintings and the on a regular basis acoustic surroundings, organising an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and selling the perception of a sonic sensibility.
A large number of sound works are mentioned, by means of lesser identified fresh artists and composers (for instance Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historic figures within the box (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of recent canonic artists corresponding to Janet Cardiff, Invoice Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow.
Knowledgeable by means of the guidelines of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the guide objectives to come back to a critique of sound artwork from its soundings slightly than on the subject of abstracted topics and pre-existing classes. Being attentive to Noise and Silence broadens the dialogue surrounding sound artwork and opens up the sector for others to practice.
Style: Non-Fiction > Common

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Selected Papers On Noise And Stochastic Processes …

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Sublime Noise: Musical Culture and the Modernist Writer

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Tilt Presence: Be the Calm in a Sea of Noise: Tilt Series [Audiobook]

Tilt Presence: Be the Calm in a Sea of Noise: Tilt Series [Audiobook]

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Advanced Air And Noise Pollution Control (handbook …

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White Noise Theory Of Prediction, Filtering And …

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