New York’s Noises? It’s Music to Her

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: culture,Information Overload,music,Tools
Source Author: Corey Kilgannon
Source Date: 12/1/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A walk through the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan can be auditory anarchy, with intrusions from squealing bus brakes, roaring garbage trucks, whining ambulances and other noisy contributors. For Elena Kowalsky, the cacophony is music to the ears. “You really can make music of it, if you pay attention the right way,” said Ms. Kowalsky, 42, who has absolute pitch, commonly called perfect pitch, which is the rare ability to identify and name tones without having to use a keyboard for reference.

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