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Re: noise classification problem
At 19:31 16/04/2004, f.maintenant wrote:
I find at least three reasons for this:
Claire, you're right about the signature (I meant the date at the bottom of
p.701). Yes, there's no copyright with the date 1977, only, on the back
cover of my book, the inscription "Imprimé en France 9-77". I still don't
understand why what seems to be the bible of electro-acoustics (can it be
compared to Helmholtz's On sensation of tone?.... for the publication dates
ambiguity certainly!) hasn't been translated, at least in English (German?).
- I found this book extraordinary but rather hard to read.
Michel Chion, an important disciple of Schaeffer, even felt the need to
publish some sort of "digest" of the TOM: "Guide des Objets Sonores" (this
is a very precious work which greatly helps to uncrypt the thoughts of his
I would guess that this is quite an enterprise to tackle the translation of
- The typo-morphology proposed in this book often makes use of single
French words (like "masse", "cannelures", "allure", "grain", etc.) which
often despite their "felt preciseness" carry strong 'poetics' allusions. It
is not easy (possible?) to find strict equivalent in other languages.
- Moreover (consequently?) there has been some kind of controversies around
the work of Schaeffer...
What is his status today after all, scientist? composer? philosopher?
"maître à penser"?
some attemps are still to be made probably ;-)