Music so amazing you can’t hear it
The Daily Mail has a story about the J.D. Sumner du jour, Tim Storms, who holds the current world’s record for lowest human voice. Here he is gutting it out with Amazing Grace:
From the news report:
The man who holds the record for the world’s lowest voice can hit notes so low that only animals as massive as elephants are able to hear them.
U.S. singer Tim Storms can reach notes as low as G-7 (0.189Hz). That’s a remarkable 8 octaves below the lowest G on a piano. So low, in fact, that even Storms himself cannot hear it.
‘I can feel them though,’ he told CNN. ‘I kind of hear them in my head as far as the sound my vocal chords are making but, as far as the frequencies, it’s something more or less that I feel.’
Indeed, though some of us have far less of a feel for this sort of stuff than others.
Sure, there’s enough of a popcorn and circuses dimension to extreme singing that I clicked through to the video, but I stopped listening after a few seconds. For people who like this kinda thing, this is the kinda thing they like. I’m just not one of them. The ability to sing this low bears about as much relation to creating enjoyable vocal music as the ability to play scales at superhuman speeds has to do with good piano. Fortunately, when these kinds of feats are done really well, I can neither hear nor see them. Perfection.Email this Post