Swindon Festival of Literature
Tue 8 May
TREVOR COX – on how being able to speak makes us human.
How did the Neanderthals communicate? What part does your voice play in saying who you are? Do pitch, intonation, or accent matter? What is the relation between speaking and singing? How do you feel about the voices that say ‘Unexpected item in bagging area’ and ‘Hello, how are you?’ Anything else to say?
Author of Sonic Wonderland, broadcaster, university Professor of Sound and President of the Institute of Acoustics, Trevor Cox, the ‘David Attenborough of the acoustic realm’, is author of Now You’re Talking, which takes talking from its beginnings to its digital age and tells the fascinating story of our ability to have a chat!
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.