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MUSIC - MEDIA - EDUCATION

REVERSION IS THE OUTCOME OF A STUDY UNDERTAKEN BY BEN GREEN INTO REVERSED SOUND.  THE STUDY INVOLVED CONSIDERING THE OUTCOME OF REVERSING SOUNDS AND WHETHER THEY ARE STILL RECOGNIZABLE IN THEIR REVERSED STATE.  AN OBVIOUS OUTCOME OF REVERSING SOUNDS IS THAT THEIR SOUND ENVELOPE (ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE) IS REVERSED.  THIS MEANS THAT SOUNDS THAT HAVE A FAST ATTACK (ARE LOUDEST ALMOST IMMEDIATELY), WHEN REVERSED, FADE UP AND CEASE ABRUPTLY.  REVERSING SOUND PRODUCES UNUSUAL RESULTS TO HUMAN EAR.  REVERSION ALSO INVESTIGATES USING REVERSED SOUND IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION.  MAKING A SONG OUT OF REVERSED SOUNDS AND INSTRUMENTS PROVES CHALLENGING AS MOST MUSIC RELIES ON INSTRUMENTS WITH A FAST ATTACK TO KEEP STRUCTURE.  WHEN REVERSED, IT IS A LOT MORE DIFFICULT TO ARRANGE THE SONG TO SOUND