November 11th, 2008

A mono recording of a real human heart beating at 61 BPM. The sounds heard are the first heart sound (lub dub) and the second heart sound (which is the turbulence of the blood). Recorded by inserting a lavalier mic into a tube which was connected to a stethoscope. Unknown lavalier - FEL battery pre-amp - Zoom H2 line in


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    WFA67 4 years, 4 months ago

    I wanted to listen to this in hopes of proving a point to myself.

    For some reason we humans seem to like things in threes. Sometimes when writing, for example, I find myself searching for a third adjective -- just for the rhythm. I wondered if there is something about a three-beat 'measure' (i.e. waltz time) that is naturally appealing. It has a flow, a surge and rest, in a manner that 2/4 and 4/4 rhythms don't enjoy.

    The lub-dub, lub-dub rhythm in the heartbeat certainly comes across to me as beating in ¾ time, the harmony with that rather basic fact of life being perhaps the source of our pleasure with things in threes.

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    ivan_medved 6 years, 5 months ago

    sick sound

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    beiming1204 7 years, 7 months ago


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    garyjugert 7 years, 7 months ago

    Awesome. Gurgles are brilliant.

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    Elis Storesund 8 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks a lot. I´ll use it in a danceproject with five years old children.

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