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Sound : an acoulogical treatise

Sound : an acoulogical treatise

Author: Michel Chion; James A Steintrager
Publisher: Durham ; London Duke University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
First published in French in 1998, revised in 2010, and appearing here in English for the first time, Michel Chion's Sound addresses the philosophical, interpretive, and practical questions that inform our encounters with sound. Chion considers how cultural institutions privilege some sounds above others and how spurious distinctions between noise and sound guide the ways we hear and value certain sounds. He  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Chion; James A Steintrager
ISBN: 9780822360223 0822360225 9780822360391 082236039X 9780822374824 082237482X
OCLC Number: 951779991
Description: XXVI, 283 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele
Contents: Introduction. Closed Grooves, Open Ears / James A. Steintrager vii Preface to the French Edition of 2010 xxvii I. Hearing 1. Listening Awakes 3 2. The Ear 16 3. Sound and Time 29 II. A Divided World 4. Voice, Language, and Sounds 45 5. Noise and Music: A Legitimate Distinction? 55 III. The Wheel of Causes 6. The Sound That You Cause: Ergo-Audition 83 7. Sounds and Its Cause: Casual Listening and Figurative Listening 101 8. Sound and What It Causes: Real and Supposed Effects 121 IV. Sound Transformed 9. How Technology Has Changed Sound 131 10. The Audiovisual Couple in Film: Audio-Vision 150 V. Listening, Expressing 11. Object and Non-Object: Two Poles 169 12. Between Doing and Listening: Naming 212 Notes 243 Glossary 265 Bibliography 269 Index 275
Other Titles: Le son
Responsibility: Michel Chion ; translated and with an introduction by James A. Steintrager.


Appearing here in English for the first time, Michel Chion's Sound addresses the philosophical questions that inform our encounters with sound, stimulating our thinking about being open to new sounds  Read more...


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"Chion's work is refreshing in many ways.... It is clear that Chion lives his topic deeply, and has not simply "researched" it. Alongside the extended theorisation, the book teems with Read more...

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