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Sound unseen : acousmatic sound in theory and practice

Author: Brian Kane
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sound coming from outside the field of vision, from somewhere beyond, holds a privileged place in the Western imagination. When separated from their source, sounds seem to manifest transcendent realms, divine powers, or supernatural forces. According to legend, the philosopher Pythagoras lectured to his disciples from behind a veil, and two thousand years later, in the age of absolute music, listeners were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Kane
ISBN: 9780199347841 0199347840 0190632216 9780190632212
OCLC Number: 858975563
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pierre Schaeffer, the sound object and the acousmatic reduction --
Myth and the origin of the Pythagorean veil --
The baptism of the acousmate --
Acousmatic phantasmagoria and the problem of technê --
Kafka and the ontology of acousmatic sound --
Acousmatic fabrications : Les Paul and the 'Les Paulverizer' --
The acousmatic voice.
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Sound Unseen explores the phenomenon of acousmatic sound-a sound that one hears without seeing its source-and presents a powerful argument for the central yet overlooked role of acousmatic sound in  Read more...

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Brian Kane ... has in Sound Unseen written the definitve explanatory tract on the acousmatic * David Rothenberg, The Wire *

 
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