Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds (Hardcover)

Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds By Jean-François Augoyard, Henri Torgue Cover Image
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In a multidisciplinary work spanning musicology, electro-acoustic composition, architecture, urban studies, communication, phenomenology, social theory, physics, and psychology, Jean-François Augoyard, Henry Torgue, and their associates at the Centre for Research on Sonic Space and the Urban Environment (CRESSON) in Grenoble, France, provide an alphabetical sourcebook of eighty sonic/auditory effects. Their accounts of sonic effects such as echo, anticipation, vibrato, and wha-wha integrate information about the objective physical spaces in which sounds occur with cultural contexts and individual auditory experience. Sonic Experience attempts to rehabilitate general acoustic awareness, combining accessible definitions and literary examples with more in-depth technical information for specialists.

About the Author

Jean-François Augoyard, a philosopher, urban planner, and musicologist, is the founder of CRESSON at the School of Architecture in Grenoble. Henry Torgue, a sociologist and urban planner, is a researcher at CRESSON and an author, pianist, and composer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780773525481
ISBN-10: 0773525483
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2006
Pages: 230
Language: English