One Note - III
The Journalist and the Neuroscientist
“Sound Connects Us to the World; Sound is Underrecognized; Hearing is Underappreciated.” - Nina Kraus, author of Of Sound Mind
Audio Virus Mesmerizes Millions and Stumps Scientists
On September 22 at exactly 7:28 pm GMT a musician who goes by the name of Shucks was singing the final note of his final song of the night at The Music Road Trip (a live music venue in the virtual world of AltLife) when an unexpected and to date unexplained phenomenon occurred, affecting approximately 3.2 million people listening to the concert via live stream platforms worldwide.
Reports of the incident, which have been pouring into news outlets, flooding social media, and crashing websites, have been universally positive, with some calling the experience, “transformative.” Descriptions of what listeners experienced, however, vary widely.
“It was incredible,” says 24-year-old Amanda Bonds, a data scientist listening from Amsterdam. “One second I was singing then everything went quiet. But it was a good quiet, you know? Warm and kinda peaceful.”
“I’ve always liked Shucks, but what happened that night was off the charts man - the biggest high ever!” said Ishir Patel in India
“Nothing like it,” said Brody Walker in Australia. “It was like the best sex I ever had.”