The Ugliest Sound in the World Richard Marsella

In 1964, Dr. Ronald Gutt set out on a 10-year quest to find and capture the ugliest sound in the world. He documented his hunt with a small tape machine that the BBC recently discovered in Dr. Gutt’s secret archives. The “ugliest sound” was played once by Dr. Gutt at a conference in 1977, and the entire audience was hospitalized shortly after.

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Also part of Deep Wireless 6 (New Adventures in Sound Art).