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Schaeffer translation

I began to work on a translation of Schaeffer's landmark treatise at McGill in the late 80s, but, with other fish to fry at the time, I set it aside and have never been able to return to it. Certainly no English translation existed at the time. I would be thrilled (but surprised) to learn that an English translation is now available.

Of related interest: Michel Chion also published a valuable little book titled Guide des objets sonores, dedicated to Schaeffer, his mentor.

Best - J. Wright

James K. Wright, Ph.D.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "vincent rioux" <vincent.rioux@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:14 AM
Subject: TOM - schaeffer

i vaguely remember having seen a translation of the "Traità des Objets Musicaux" available in english somewhere, but sorry, i can't find any good pointer on the internet.
with the help of Leonardo search engine, you will find quite a few potentially interesting references :

otherwise i would recommend the "SolfÃge" which comes with a 3 CD set of examples and explanations given by Schaeffer.
still, in French...

best regards,
vincent rioux

Eleni Lapidaki wrote:

Dear Stefan,

thank you for mentioning Pierre Schaeffer. I also use his ideas about /sound objects/ and /reduced/ /listening/ in my courses both in music psychology and music education. i would appreciate if you could send me any information you have about Pierre Scheffer's Sound Objects. Thanks a lot.

all the best,