Sound cannot travel in a vacuum as is demonstrated in this clip from Charles Taylor’s first 1989 Christmas Lecture.
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Charles Taylor gave the 1989 Christmas Lectures “Exploring Music” about how science and music are often treated as separate subjects but one can often say a lot about the other.

His first lecture, where this clip is from, tries to figure out why some sounds come together to make music while others are simply noise.

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