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Re: Difference between cognition and perception?

One way that the TOM is accessible in English is via the "Solfege de
l'objet sonore".
This 3 CD set and book was re-issued by INA/GRM in 1998.


The book's text is in French, English, and Spanish.

Every page is full of "controversial" quotes like...

"... music is a unique bridge between nature and culture."

"... trust in our hearing, which is an 'inner sight'."

"... Isn't , therefore, the musician's relationship with nature the same as
the hypnotists's with the fortune-teller?"

... and this is just the first page!

The CD set is arranged in 8 "Themes", with 91 examples illustrating the 8

The volume is a fine illustration that there are many factors in the
recognition, and indeed classification, of sounds (and noises) including
acoustic factors, semantic, ecological frequency, syntactical, contextual,
etc. Top-down and bottom-up processes are constantly interacting and
updating experience, and are difficult to separate.



At 09:00 AM 18/04/2004 -0400, Kevin Austin wrote:
Vincent Rioux vincent.rioux@NO-LOG.ORG wrote:

 - Moreover (consequently?) there has been some kind of controversies
 around the work of Schaeffer. What is his status today after all,
 scientist? composer? philosopher? "maitre penser"?

In my experience, outside of higher academic circles, within the UK,
the USA, Australia and much of Canada, the text is un-read and it is
largely a(n obscure) historical reference.
David Hirst
Lecturer, Educational Design
Dept of Teaching, Learning and Research Support
University of Melbourne
Victoria, 3010
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